Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, made the nomination.

They told the Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday (local time) Trump “has taken a huge and important step in the direction of disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”

A group of U.S. Republican politicians nominated Trump for the prize in May.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in April that Trump deserved the prize.

The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway.

Nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before February 1.

The committee doesn’t publicly comment on who is nominated, this information is required to be kept secret for 50 years.

The prize is one of the world’s most esteemed and is awarded each year by the foundation to the person who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses,” according to the will of Alfred Nobel, who established the prize.

Source – The Korea Times

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