OSLO, Norway (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has paid a jubilant visit to the Norwegian city of Bergen, where she urged refugees from her ethnically divided homeland to build harmony and support cease-fires.
Suu Kyi flew Sunday to Bergen on Norway's fjord-studded west coast a day after delivering her Oslo acceptance speech for the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. In Bergen she met leaders of another Norwegian group that offered her early support, the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, which awarded her its highest prize in 1990.
She spoke in Burmese to more than 100 Myanmar refugees living in Bergen, many of them members of minority groups hostile to the country's military-backed government. She urged them to say nothing to undermine cease-fires in place between government and ethnic militia forces.