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Stockholm [Sweden], Oct 11 (ANI): Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Friday was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to attain peace and worldwide cooperation.
“Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded this yr’s #NobelPeacePrize for his efforts to attain peace and worldwide cooperation, and specifically for his decisive initiative to resolve the border battle with neighbouring Eritrea,” the Nobel committee tweeted.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee (NNC) stated that choosing Ahmed Ali for the peace prize this yr is recognition for his work in the direction of reconciliation in Ethiopia and within the East and Northeast African areas.
Together with Isaias Afwerki, the President of Eritrea, this yr’s Peace Laureate Abiy Ahmed shortly labored out the rules of a peace settlement to finish the lengthy “no peace, no warfare” stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Peace Laureate Abiy Ahmed has began reforms that give many voters hope for a greater life and a brighter future.
In 2018, the Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “for his or her efforts to finish using sexual violence as a weapon of warfare and armed battle,” in response to the NCC. (ANI)