“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, who is also chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox.
In his nomination letter, Tybring-Gjedde said Trump’s leadership has led to a historic deal with Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The two countries agreed to normalize diplomatic ties on August 13, an accord brokered as a part of the Trump administration’s plan for Middle East peace. Israel and the UAE are expected to sign a formal deal on September 15 at the White House, announced Tuesday.
“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 wrote to the Nobel committee, according to Fox.