Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel peace prize

US president, Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize. 

This is happening weeks after he helped to broker peace between Israel and UAE. 

He was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, member of the Norwegian parliament, who eulogised Trump for his efforts in settling conflicts globally. 

"For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other peace prize nominees." He said

In his nomination letter, the four-term member of parliament wrote; 

'As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the middle east into a region of cooperation and prosperity'

Tybring-Gjedde also mentioned the president's "key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and creating new dynamics in other other protracted conflicts, such as Kashmir border dispute between India and the conflict between North and South Korea,  as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea"

He also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the middle East 

'Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year old streak of American presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to do so was Peace prize laureate Jimmy Carter' He wrote.