US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Norwegian Parliament, nominated the US president.
Tybring-Gjedde is a four-term member of Norwegian Parliament and serves as the chair of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He credited Trump for playing a key role in the establishment of better relations between the UAE and Israel.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde said to Fox News. He also lauded Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the Middle East.
“As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he wrote in his nomination letter for Trump.
In August, Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal leading to full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that Trump helped broker.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde also lauded the US president for ‘creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan’.
He said Trump played a “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”
“Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,” he wrote.
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