19th June, 2012, London: Today, Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy campaigner of Myanmar, will begin a 4-day visit to the United Kingdom. This is the very first time in twenty-four years that Suu Kyi would be a in the country that used to be her home.
In her visit, she will meet David Cameron, the Prime minister of England as well as William Hague, the Foreign Secretary. She will also address the Parliament in her visit.
The Nobel laureate will spend her 67th birthday in Oxford and in London. During 1980s, she used to stay in Oxford with Michael Aris, her late husband and their sons Kim and Alexander.
The pro-democracy activist, who spent twenty-one years in house arrest in Myanmar, will be awarded an honorary degree by the Oxford University and she will also deliver a speech at the Oxford Union.
Last night, she landed in the United Kingdom from Republic of Ireland and there she met Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland and Bono (U2 singer). Bono presented an Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award to Aung San Suu Kyi. She stated that her experience is wholly different. This award reminds her those old days that she spent 24 years ago.