Nobel peace Laureate and a democratic icon from Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Nepal on June 14.
BP Koirala Chintan Prastisthan and BP Koirala Memorial Trust has invited the democracy icon Suu Kyi on the occasion of Koirala’s centenary birth celebration.
The two-day visit is confirmed by Dinesh Bhattarai, foreign relations adviser to the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.
She will deliver a key note speech on ‘Relevance of Social Democrary’ scheduled to be jointly organised by the Trust and Prastisthan on June 15.
Kyi is scheduled to visit Lumbini and address parliament on democracy and its importance in this part of the world. She will also meet President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and leaders of the major political parties, he said.
Prime Minister Koirala had invited Suu Kyi to visit Nepal on the sidelines of the Third BIMSTEC Summit in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
During the meeting in Naypyidaw, Koirala and Suu Kyi had exchanged views on the democratic struggle both the families had undergone to institutionalise democracy.
Educated in India, Suu Kyi had personal ties with late BP Koirala as the Nepal Congress – in its days of struggle against partyless Panchayat system – had worked together and shared common view on democracy and socialism.
Suu Kyi’s father and BP were also active in socialist international movement.