Donald Trump, United States President, has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, nominated Trump for the prize, stating that the US President had played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in his letter to the nomination committee.
“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.
On Tuesday, a White House official announced Mr Trump will hold a signing ceremony on 15 September for a groundbreaking Middle East agreement normalising relations between Israel and the UAE, Sky News reports.
As part of the deal, announced at the White House on 13 August following what officials said were 18 months of talks, the Gulf state agreed to normal relations with Israel, while Israel agreed to continue with plans to suspend its annexation of the West Bank.
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.