Aung San Suu Kyi to finally give Nobel speech
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to reporters after attending a regular session of Myanmar Lower House, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP / Khin Maung Win)
Published Monday, May 21, 2012 11:07AM EDT
OSLO, Norway - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will finally get a chance to deliver her Nobel acceptance speech, nearly 21 years after winning the peace prize.
Nobel Peace Institute spokeswoman Sigrid Langebrekke said Suu Kyi is set to deliver her speech June 16 in Oslo's City Hall during a three-day visit to Norway.
After becoming leader of the country's pro-democracy movement, Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest for 15 of the following 22 years of military rule. Her confinement kept her from attending the ceremony for the 1991 prize.
Norway's government said Monday that Suu Kyi will also meet Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg during her June 15-18 visit. She is also expected to visit Britain during her trip to Europe.