A Norwegian politician and chairman to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has nominated Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following his efforts to help broker a peace agreement between Israel and The United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Speaking to Fox News Christian Tybring-Gjedde has stated that “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Price Nominees. “
In his letter to the Nobel Committee the right-wing politician claimed that Trumps administration had played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE.
Stating that “As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE,this agreement could be a gamechanger that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity”.
On Tuesday a White House spokesperson announced that President Trump will hold a signing ceremony on September 15th for the ground-breaking peace deal following 18 months of talks with the two countries.
This is the second time Christian Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump with him previously nominating the president for the prize in 2018 following the Singapore summit with North Korea.
In 2020 there were 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize with submissions being made online.
Other US presidents to receive the peace prize are Barrack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Theodore Roosevelt.