In a recent development, to give 2020 its own flavour, news reports state that Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian MP Tybring-Gjedde.
The news came post Trump’s assistance in brokering peace between Israel and United Arab Emirates.
In an interview with Fox News, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, states, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
Christian Tybring-Gjedde has served a four-year term in the Norwegian parliament and acknowledged Trump’s assistance in the reconciliation between Israel and United Arab Emirates.
Overall, there are more than 300 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. A shortlist will be drawn post the nominations.
Trump is reportedly holding a signing ceremony between the two nations to establish friendly ties on 15th September. With this agreement, Israel will suspend its annexation into the West Bank that has been occurring for a while now.
A joint statement was formed between the nations, and Trump talked to the leaders of both sides. The statement noted, “Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation, and forging closer people-to-people relations.”
However, US citizens themselves are not excited about this. They find it ironic that with the continual unrest in America, Trump could reconcile and normalize ties elsewhere.
With this, it might not come as a surprise that Tybring-Gjedde has pushed Trump for a peace prize in 2018 as well. The last time he was nominated, it was for a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Let’s see what the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize says.