US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde made the nomination following a “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
The far-right leader also praised Mr Trump for resolving other protracted conflicts worldwide and said he has made “tremendous efforts” in brokering peace.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Mr Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
In his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, MrTybring-Gjedde said that the Trump administration played a significant role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE.
“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,” MrTybring-Gjedde said.
Under the terms of the agreement, which was overseen by Mr Trump, the UAE will sign a series of trade deals and normalise relations with Israel, who in return must suspend its controversial plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
Mr Tybring-Gjedde also discussed Mr Trump’s role in “creating new dynamics” in other world conflicts, including facilitating contact between North and South Korea.
The Norwegian politician told Fox News that he was “not a big Trump supporter”, but that other leaders should follow his lead in reserving their judgment.
“The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes,” he said.
“The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
Three other US presidents have won the peace prize, including Barack Obama, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Theodore Roosevelt.
Mr Trump was previously nominated for the prize in 2018 following his efforts to solve North Korean nuclear tensions.