Burma's Opposition Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has finally picked up a human rights award in South Korea, nearly 10 years after it was conferred.
She had been awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights back in 2004, but was still under house arrest at the time and unable to receive it.
The prize is named for the southern South Korean city where a pro-democracy uprising in 1980 was brutally suppressed.
In her acceptance speech, Ms Suu Kyi thanked the foundation behind the award and the many Korean pro-democracy activists who attended the ceremony.
"They are true friends and comrades who understand what we are going through because they have gone through the same troubles themselves," she said.
The Nobel peace laureate, who was released in 2010 after spending the best part of two decades under house arrest, urged global support for political and economic reform in Burma.
"Over the last year I was fortunate enough to visit ... countries I haven't seen for more than 20 years," she said.
"Visiting these countries and seeing how they have prospered, I am struck by the difference between the life of our people and that of those in more developed nations.
"I'm confident that as we move forward to democracy, we will have the support and help from our true friends, and in this way, we will be able to achieve peace and prosperity that we so desire."
Ms Suu Kyi has been in South Korea on a four-day visit that has included meetings with outgoing President Lee Myung-bak and his successor, Park Geun-hye.
On Friday she will deliver a speech at Seoul National University and accept an honorary doctorate.