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Norwegian Progress Party members nominate Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

The Singapore summit has made US president Donald Trump a man of peace, according to two FrP MPs. They will now nominate him for the grandest award of all.

Donald Trump og Kim Jong-un

SHAKES HANDS: U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018

Foto: Handout / Reuters

Tuesday Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed the historic document that commits North Korea to work towards nuclear disarmament.

– What’s going on now is historic, Progress Party member Per-Willy Amundsen told NRK.

– A process is underway to ensure world peace in the future. It’s a fragile process, but we must of course do what we can to help this process yield good results. I believe we can accomplish this by sending a clear signal, namely by awarding Trump the Nobel Peace Prize.

– This is a nudge

The agreement signed by the two state leaders Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un yesterday has been criticized for not being sufficiently binding and too unspecific. However, the two Norwegian MPs don’t consider a peace prize nomination premature.

–The agreement isn’t binding, but it opens for visits both ways, as well as getting the disarmament process underway and putting a damper on the joint military exercises of USA and South Korea, says Progress Party member Christian Tybring-Gjedde.

– So this is a nudge to make Donald Trump finish what he’s started, Tybring-Gjedde continues.

– It wouldn’t be the first time the peace prize is awarded to someone in the midst of a process, says Per-Willy Amundsen.

– We will of course follow the development closely, but the fact that we have come this far is in my opinion worthy of a peace prize.

Translated from Norwegian by Nicolai Herzog.

USAs president Donald Trump sier at han drømmer om en framtid hvor landene på Koreahalvøya blir gjenforent. – Alle kan krige, men bare de modigste kan skape fred, sier Trump.