1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung Saan Suu Kyi invited to Oslo

The committee invited Nobel Peace winner Prize Aung Saan Suu Kyi, on Saturday, to visit Oslo, where she could not attend in 1991 to receive the award, according to the Norwegian agency NTB.

The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize, Thorbjoern Jagland, hoped the Burmese activist can come to Oslo as soon as possible to deliver the traditional speech of the winners that Aung Saan Suu Kyi was unable to give in 1991.

Aung Saan Suu Kyi was then deprived of her liberty and his award was presented to her two children. Jagland called on the Burmese junta to authorize Aung San Suu Kyi, released Saturday by the authorities of his country after seven years of house arrest, to leave the country and guarantee the return, the agency said. “I guess I do not want to leave Burma without such a guarantee,” said Jagland.

The president also said that the release of Burmese oppositor was a message of encouragement to all political prisoners, including the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

For its part, the Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, welcomed the release and demanded that Aung Saan Suu Kyi should “enjoy all the freedoms to which they are entitled, including travelling anywhere and talking to anyone they desire to.”

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