Myanmar's pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi told reporters Friday that the road to democracy will be neither smooth nor short.
She made the comments while in Norway where she will accept her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MYANMAR PRO-DEMOCRACY LEADER, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SAYING:
"We are certainly not at the end of the road, by no means, we are just starting out. And this road is not going to be a straightforward smooth one, there will be many twists and turns and there will be obstacles, and we will have to negotiate these with a spirit of reconciliation."
Later Suu Kyi attended a dinner with the country's prime minister and king and queen at a castle in Oslo.
Suu Kyi is on her first trip to the West after 15 years of house arrest in Myanmar.
Julie Noce, Reuters
Suu Kyi says road to democracy is long (0:51)
June 16 - Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi discusses long road ahead for democratic reforms while in Norway. Julie Noce reports. ( Transcript )