US President Donald Trump has been nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in brokering peace between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament submitted the nomination. Tybring-Gjedde praised Trump for his efforts in resolving the conflict.
In the nomination letter to the Nobel committee, Tybring-Gjedde said, “the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE. 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 in the letter also cited, “Trump’s key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating 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.”
Tybring-Gjedde also praised President Trump for withdrawing a large number of troops from the Middle East. “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,” he wrote.