US President Donald Trump considers it an honor to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday.
She stressed that the nomination is “well-deserved.”
“Today, President Trump was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership and mediation efforts in concluding the Abraham accords, which served to fully normalize relations between Israel and the UAE and which mark a major step forward towards peace in the Middle East,” McEnany said in a statement.
She noted that the President was nominated for the award against the background of international support for the agreements between the UAE and Israel.
“The peace deal is further evidence of President Trump’s bold diplomacy and vision, and he considers it an honor that the Nobel Committee will consider his candidacy,” the document says.
Earlier, a member of the Norwegian Progress Party, Christian Tibring-gedde, nominated Trump for the Nobel peace prize for his efforts to resolve long-running conflicts in the world. The reason for this was the US-mediated agreement on normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which is scheduled to be signed on September 15 in Washington.