Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been invited to collect an award from Edinburgh.
The politician was awarded the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh in 2005 without being present. She was under house arrest in Burma at the time.
Councillors gave her the award for her "personal courage and relentless pursuit of democratic justice".
Ms Suu Kyi was elected to the Burmese parliament earlier this month and announced she wanted to visit the UK in June.
On Tuesday, Lord Provost George Grubb invited the politician to Edinburgh during her tour.
Writing to Ms Suu Kyi, he said: "We have hoped for a very long time that one day Edinburgh will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Scotland’s capital city, and that you will share with us your continuing aspirations for the future of Burma and its people.
"Despite relentless house arrest, deprived of freedom of speech and democratic representation, your voice has continued to strike a chord with people and countries all over the world and we hope now to confer on you, in person, our gift of the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh."
Ms Suu Kyi is the general secretary of the opposition party National League for Democracy was under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years. She was released in November 2010.