Trump nominated for second Nobel Peace Prize over Serbia-Kosovo deal

Right-wing member of the Norwegian parliament also nominated president earlier in week

Louise Hall
Friday 11 September 2020 19:29 BST
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Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second time in a week.

Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, announced on Friday that he was nominating the president’s administration alongside the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for brokering a peace deal between the two European nations.

“I have nominated the US Gov and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House,” Mr Jacobsson, wrote on Twitter alongside his letter to the Nobel Committee.

“Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” he added.

Serbia and Kosovo announced that they have normalised economic ties as part of US-brokered discussions last week after two days of meetings with Trump administration officials.

It is the second time this week Mr Trump has been nominated for the prize. On Wednesday he was nominated by a right-wing member of the Norwegian parliament for his role in brokering a different peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News on Wednesday.

Under Nobel Peace Prize rules, any member of a national parliament can nominate a candidate for the award. 

A host of other figures can also nominate a candidate for the prestigious accolade,  including university professors, according to the Nobel Peace Prize website.

Avdullah Hoti, the current prime minister of Kosovo, posted on social media to say that he was “extremely grateful” for the nomination.

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