Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced.

In close cooperation with Isaias Afwerki, the President of Eritrea, he quickly worked out the principles of a peace agreement to end the long “no peace, no war” stalemate between the two countries. The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee believes it is now that Abiy Ahmed’s efforts deserve recognition and need encouragement. The committee hopes that the prize will strengthen his position in his important work for peace and reconciliation.

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