President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021. The news was heard on Wednesday through Fox News. The nomination is based on America’s important involvement in the implementation of the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which is seen as a key step in achieving stability in the Middle East area.
A well-deserved nomination for President Donald Trump?
The nomination was submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, who praised Trump for his efforts to resolve protracted conflicts.
“On his merit, I believe he has tried to create peace among nations more than most peace prize nominees,” said Tybring-Gjedde, who has been a member of that Parliament for four terms and serves as president of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (North Ataáltico Treaty). , he told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
To Tybring-Gjedde, in the nomination letter he sent to the Nobel Prize Committee, said the Trump administration has played a key role in establishing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. “As other countries in the Middle East are expected to follow in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates, this agreement could change the rules of the game and turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he wrote.
According to the CyberCuba portal, legislator Tybring-Gjedde belongs to the Progress Party. “This political scientist identifies as a classical liberal, advocates limited government intervention on economic issues in his country, and believes that immigration is the most important political problem facing Norwegian society,” the website reviews.
Tybring-Gjedde had already nominated Trump as a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2018. On that occasion, he did so based on the agreement between the American representative and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In 2019, he repeated his proposal with MP Per-Willy Amundsen, taking into account “progress on the Korean Peninsula”.
American presidents who have won the Nobel Peace Prize
It’s not the first time an American president has been nominated for such a major award. Former President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, shortly after becoming U.S. President 44. As published at the time, he won the award for his collaboration with international diplomacy and for working for peace, particularly in the Middle East.