U.S President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
The US President’s nomination came from right-wing Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjeddee who praised Donald Trump for his efforts towards resolving conflicts worldwide. He particularly commended the President for his key role in the “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Tybring-Gjedde said: “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
He said the agreement between Israel and UAE could be a “game changer” that will spark change in the Middle East.
The Norwegian politician said in his nomination letter: “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 added the President also created “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”.
The politician also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the Middle East.
He said: “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.”
The Norwegian MP said Trump had met the three conditions needed to win the peace prize.
He said: “The first one is fellowship among nations and he has done that through negotiations.
“Reduction of standing armies – he has reduced the number of troops in the Middle East and the third criteria is promotion of peace congresses.”
Tybring-Gjedde also said the President had made “tremendous efforts” towards brokering peace.