Aung San Suu Kyi was welcomed with great enthusiasm as she visited Europe in 24 years. Due to hectic schedule of standing ovations, speeches and receptions, it all became too much, and she fell ill during a news conference in Switzerland.
Aung San Suu Kyi in Switzerland
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize honorable was sick after she attend her long trip from Asia to Europe. Due to her extra exhaustion, in Switzerland it is not clear how her sickness will affect the rest of tightly-packed schedule. Her tightly-packed schedule includes delivering her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo on Saturday, 21 years after winning the award. Along with foreign minister Didier Burkhalter in the Swiss capital of Bern, Switzerland Suu Kyi looked pale and was feeling very tried. Suu Kyi has become the most electric ambassador of Myanmar.
Good reception in Switzerland
Aung San Suu Kyi pressed her finger to her lips and motioned to an aide who rushed to her side with a bag and she then bent over and threw up before being escorted out of the room by officials. According to a spokesman in Switzerland Suu Kyi recovered enough to briefly attend a reception with government officials later but then retired to her room. Suu Kyi has become an icon for the democracy movement and had blamed age and lack of travel for her tiredness. In her two-week European tour, the United Nations in Geneva was the first place where Suu Kyi visited. Suu Kyi said that any new investment that comes in because of the lifting of sanctions should add to the democratic process rather than subtract from it.
Aung San Suu Kyi had planned to address both houses of Britain’s parliament, receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford. She confirmed that foreign investment must help her for achieving Myanmar’s goal of moving toward full democracy, referring to the exploitation of Myanmar’s oil and gas riches.