Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi is in Norway as part of her first European trip in 24 years.
The 66-year-old from Myanmar, who will be holding her long-awaited Nobel Peace Prize speech tomorrow at Oslo City Hall, began her trip in Geneva, Thursday, where she gave a speech at a UN conference.
She will also be attending the Oslo Forum at conference hotel Losby Gods outside the capital on the 18th and 19th June. The event gathers about 100 peace mediators and key personnel from peace processes worldwide.
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, Suu Kyi, and Bono will participate in a discussion at the opening of the forum.
The theme of this year’s debate is “Changing the unchangeable: the role of dialogue in transition.”
Other participants at the forum are Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, President of the International Crisis Group Louise Arbour and The Philippines' peace minister Teresita Quinto Deles.
This the tenth consecutive year that the forum has been held and is a collaboration between the State Department and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue an organisation based in Geneva.
A concert will be held in Raadhusplassen outside the Nobel Peace Centre tomorrow featuring Norwegian boys’ choir Sølvguttene – who by tradition sing at Christmas each year - Keystone State Boychoir from Pennsylvania, and Norwegian singer-songwriter Thom Hell.
Norwegian trumpet player Ole Edvard Antonsen and vocalist-songwriter and accordion player Guro von Germeten and the Schwindelfrei Orchestra will also be performing.
Aung San Suu Kyi will end the concert with a speech.
This evening, she was celebrated by Burmese exiles from all of Europe outside Oslo's Grand Hotell.
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