Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan & nbsp | Photo Credit: & nbspAP
Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have been nominated for next year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their role in establishing diplomatic relations between their countries, the Israeli prime minister said on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lord David Trimble today, along with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement.
According to Sputnik, the former first minister of Northern Ireland, Trimble was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Trimble himself is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, so he has the privilege of nominating others.
The Nobel Prize committee will review the nominations of Netanyahu and Al Nahyan.
On September 15, United States President Donald Trump presided over the signing ceremony at the White House to establish the foundation of a peace agreement between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
According to the Abraham Accord, signed by two Gulf states, Bahrain and the UAE, they are now joined in Egypt and Jordan as the only Arab nation with full relations with Israel.
Trump called on other Arab and Muslim countries to follow the UAE’s lead after the signing of the Abraham Accord by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and Crown Prince Nahyan.
US President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the UAE. The announcement was made in September by both presidents simultaneously.
Christian Tybring-Gazade, a member of the Norwegian parliament, cited his role as “the key … creating new momentum in other long-running disputes, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan.” (
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