Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Nepal

The great leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate of Burma Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Nepal in June.

Suu Kyi is chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma and the iconic leader of the Burmese opposition incumbent.

According to an official of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Nepal at the invitation of BP Memorial Trust on the occasion of centenary birth celebrations of the late Prime Minister BP Koirala starting. In a two-day function starting from 14 June, She will be delivering a key-note speech on ‘Relevance of Social Democracy in Contemporary World’.

Dr.Dinesh Bhattarai the Foreign Relations Advisor of Prime Minister said, the tow-day visit by Suu Kyi’s has been confirmed. “As of now, the visit is highly likely. She will be arriving in Kathmandu on June 14 should everything go as planned.” She will be visiting Lumbini and will be addressing parliament on democracy and its importance in this part of the world. She is also scheduled to meet the President Ram Baran Yadav and other leader of the major political parties.

Aung San Suu Kyi gives her Nobel Prize acceptance speech in front of invited guests at Oslo City Hall

BP Koirala had good rapport with Suu Kyi and had work together as well. Having the similar kind of thoughts both the great leaders have fought for democracy and socialism as both the leaders were very active in social international movement.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had met Suu Kyi in his last visit to Myanmar in March, and extended an invitation to her to participate in the 100th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister BP Koirala.

Aung Saan Suu Kyi visited Nepal in 1960 with her mother Khin Kyi who was appointed Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal.

She has been bestowed with various awards like Rafto Prize and Sakharov Prize in 1990,, Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Jawaharlal Nehru Award by government of India and International Simón Bolívar Prize by government of Venezuela in 1992, Olof Palme Prize in 2005, Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace and Congressional Gold Medal in 2012 along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the highest civilian honour in the Unites States.

Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 years becoming one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners. Her recent release was on 13th November 2010.

Zeal Sharma

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