One of the most widely recognized awards, the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 was announced today. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the coveted award for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. Twitter is full of praises and congratulatory messages for him. Abiy Ahmed is among the top Twitter trends of the day.
The prestigious prize is awarded annually to the person or organisation that has "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." After becoming the president of Ethiopia in April 2018 he mentioned that he wanted to initiate peace talks with Eritrea. He started working on the peace principles to the end the stalemate of "no peace, no war" between the two countries. Prime Minister Abiy has engaged in other peace and reconciliation processes in East and Northeast Africa too. Twitter is sharing happy and congratulatory messages for him. Here's All About The Ethiopian Prime Minister And His Initiative to Resolve The 20-Year Military Stalemate With Eritrea.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali Wins Nobel Peace Price 2019
Check The Official Tweet Announcing The Winner:
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded this year’s #NobelPeacePrize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. @AbiyAhmedAli#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/3Niwalusj7
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 11, 2019
Soon enough happy reactions and congratulatory messages for his efforts started coming on social media. Check some of the twitter reactions.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is an excellent choice to get this year's #NoblePeacePrize - Finally, Nobel Peace Committee is back in honoring leaders who swim against the tide and take huge political risk to make peace with disputing neighbors! #NobelPrize2019 https://t.co/xViNpXtbgr
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) October 11, 2019
Go Abiy!!!! Well deserved 👏👏👏 #NoblePeacePrize
— Zeki (@Zekariasmengist) October 11, 2019
Honour to Motherland
Heartfelt congratulations to @AbiyAhmedAli ! You have brought honour to the mother land #ETHIOPIA and to the larger African Continent. Ethiopia feels proud of you today. All Ethiopians do as it is the firist time an Ethiopian has won such a prize. #NobelPeacePrize2019 pic.twitter.com/yZLpQj2d8h
— Mesued.M (@munishe) October 11, 2019
Demonstration of Courage and Conviction
— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) October 11, 2019
People are happy and proud of the Ethiopian honour. The Nobel Prize is an honour awarded annually for in different fields like physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace. Each recipient, receives a gold medal, a diploma and prize money of 9 million SEK, approx US$ 986,000.