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Suu Kyi Bound for Eastern Europe Next Month

16 August 2013

Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Eastern Europe next month in her second visit to the continent since 1988, the Forum 2000 Foundation announced on Thursday. The three-country tour will see the opposition leader visit the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. She will attend a Forum 2000 Foundation conference on nations transitioning from authoritarian regimes to democratic governance, where she is expected to speak. The Forum 2000 Foundation was co-founded by the late Czech President Vaclav Havel, who nominated Suu Kyi for the Nobel Prize that she won in 1991. She will arrive in Prague on Sept. 15.