Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Monday capped a three-day visit to Norway by attending a peace
conference with U2 musician Bono, before the two were to fly to
Suu Kyi told reporters in Oslo she liked the U2 song Walk On, which Bono dedicated to her some years ago.
"It's very close to how I feel, that it's up to you to carry on," the 66-year-old said of the song's message.
"It's good if you have supporters, it's good if you have people who are sympathetic and understanding, but in the end it's your own two legs who have to carry you on," she said.
Bono said he was "amazed" that it had been "taken to her heart and to the hearts of others," saying that he was "starstruck" on meeting the 1991 peace prize laureate in person.
Suu Kyi and Bono Monday took part in a gathering of mediators and diplomats known as the Oslo forum, along with Norway's foreign minister, Jonas Gahr Store.
On Saturday, Suu Kyi gave her Nobel lecture in Oslo, the city where she was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her non-violent campaign for democracy and human rights.
Her late husband and two sons collected the prize on her behalf in 1991 as she was under house arrest and not allowed to leave Myanmar.
In Dublin, Bono was to present Suu Kyi with the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award.
Ireland is the third stop for Suu Kyi, who is on her first foreign trip in 24 years. The trip began last week in Switzerland.
Suu Kyi was to be greeted by Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore at Dublin airport Monday afternoon before visiting President Michael D Higgins at his official residence, Aras an Uachtarain.
Rock star Bono will present her with the award at a concert in her honour, which will also feature fellow human rights campaigner and musician Sir Bob Geldof.
The Nobel laureate is then due to make a public address in central Dublin and formally accept the Freedom of the City of Dublin she was awarded in 2000.
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