A member of the Swedish parliament has formally nominated President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize because of his work brokering an economic deal between Kosovo and Serbia. The historic deal was signed at the White House on September 4th, 2020.
Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Christian Democrat Party, wrote on Twitter, “I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks of peace.”
Similar to the UAE-Israel peace agreement, the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo credit President Trump for bringing the countries to the negotiation table, and providing a platform to normalize economic relations. Serbia’s President Aleksander Vucic said about the deal, “Of course, speaking about politics, we haven’t resolved all our problems. There are still a lot of differences between us, but this is a huge step forward.”
Vucic continued, “And I’m once again profoundly grateful to you [Trump] and to your people that you successfully got us here. And we didn’t speak abut many items that we signed today but for us it’s very important that we are going to have a unified economic zone in an entire Western Balkans which will bring us to the real economic results for the benefit and for the sake of our people.”
A five-person committee will choose the winner from the submissions of peace prize nominees. This is President Trump’s second nomination in one week for his work to establish peace in regions with continuous conflict and unrest. Members of government can nominate individuals for the Nobel Peace Prize, and President Trump was nominated by members of the US House of Representatives in 2018 for his work to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.
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