Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The US president was nominated for his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Christian Tybring-Gjedde submitted the nomination to the Norwegian Parliament. Gjebbe nominated Trump referencing his “key role in… creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border issue between India and Pakistan”.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Tybring-Gjedde praised Trump for his efforts towards resolving protracted conflicts worldwide.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
The deal announced at the White House on 13 August revealed there were 18 months of talks, where the Gulf state agreed to normal relations with Israel, while Israel agreed to continue with plans to suspend its annexation of the West Bank.
In 2020, there were 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Submissions must be made online and all nominees are discussed before a shortlist of the most worthy and interesting is drawn up.