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Washington, Sep 9 (Canadian-Media): US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, media reports said.
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A four-term member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who is also the chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, submitted the nomination, Fox News reported.
The news comes just weeks after Trump helped broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde was quoted as saying by Fox News.
“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,” Tybring-Gjedde wrote in his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee.
The United Arab Emirates and Israel’s agreement to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state, was announced by Trump on Aug 13.
The announcement makes the UAE first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.
Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination comes just weeks before the crucial US presidential elections, where the Republican’s presidential candidate is running a campaign against his rival Joe Biden.
Americans will head to the polls on November 3, 2020, and vote to elect a new government for the next four years or re-elect Trump for a second term.