Publish: 09 Sep 2020, 04:39 pm
US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following his efforts to bring peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
His name has been put forward by Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, according to Fox News.
"For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees," Tybring-Gjedde, a 4-term member of parliament, told the channel.
On Tuesday, a White House official announced that Trump will hold a signing ceremony on 15 September for a groundbreaking Middle East agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the UAE.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and US Presidential adviser Jared Kushner last month
As part of the deal, the Gulf state agreed to normal relations with Israel, while Israel agreed to continue with plans to suspend its annexation of the West Bank, the White House announced on 13 August following what officials said were 18 months of talks.
In 2020, there were 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Submissions must be made online and all nominees are discussed before a shortlist of the most worthy and interesting is drawn up.