Laura Hatasari, a member of the European Parliament and a member of the right-wing Finns Party, wrote to the Nobel Committee to nominate Trump for the 2021 prize “in appreciation of his efforts to end the era of endless wars, and to build peace by encouraging the warring parties to dialogue. And negotiations, as well as strengthening internal cohesion and stability in his country.” “.
Hotasari said Trump was close to completing a presidential term without engaging the United States in a new foreign conflict, while he was withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. She also cited Abraham ropes Peace agreements between two Gulf states and Israel.
In addition, she said, Trump “has maintained national cohesion and law and order security” at home.
“It is difficult to imagine a president of the United States from past decades, or an incumbent head of state, who deserves more recognition from the commission in 2021 than President Trump for his efforts to build peace in the world,” Hotasari wrote.
The speech marked the latest in a growing campaign in Europe and elsewhere to award Trump the prize.
Trump was The first candidate By a member of the Norwegian Parliament for his role in the peace agreement between Israel and the UAE. Days later, a member of the Swedish Parliament Nominate Trump once again for his role in the US-brokered normalization deal between Serbia and Kosovo.
Last month , Three members of the European Parliament I submitted a decision to invite the European Union to nominate Trump for the award.
“Most of my colleagues in the European Parliament will see such a proposal as a provocation,” said Rob Ross, a member of the Dutch Parliament. They believe that they embody good and Trump embodies evil. But taking a closer look at Trump’s actual record will only lead to the conclusion that he has dedicated his presidency to world peace, with great success. “
Separately, a group of Australian Law professors supported Trump to collect the award.
Nomination to the Nobel Committee is an initial step, and anyone within certain categories – including legislators, university professors, and former recipients – can nominate candidates. There were 318 nominees for the 2020 prize – which went to the International Food Bank.
The award winner is determined by a five-person Nobel Committee, which is appointed by the Norwegian Parliament. The 2021 Peace Prize winner will not be announced until October of next year.
Evie Fordham and John Decker of Fox News contributed to this report.