US President Donald Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in reaching the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Fox News reported on Wednesday morning.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, submitted the nomination.
Tybring-Gjedde had previously submitted a nomination for Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his Singapore summit which hosted Kim Jong Un.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
In addition to the Israel-UAE deal, the nomination letter to the Nobel Committee cited Trump’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties… such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea.”
Last year, Trump had aired his oldest grievances that it’s unfair he never got the Nobel peace prize.
“I would get a Nobel prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t,” he complained then.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes, alongside Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Chemistry and Physics. The winner is selected by a panel of five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee which is appointed by the Parliament of Norway.
The prize is awarded on December 10 every year.
The Norwegian Nobel Institute told The Jerusalem Post that there is no way of confirming the nomination “due to the 50 years confidentiality clause, neither the names of nominators nor of nominees may be divulged until 50 years have elapsed.”