Nobel Peace Prize 2019 Winner: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali Awarded the Prize for His Efforts on Peace and International Cooperation
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali (Photo Credits: (Photo Credits: Nobel Academy)

Stockholm, October 11: The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to the Ethiopian Prime Minister for promoting peace and reconciliation. The Committee hopes that the Nobel Peace Prize will strengthen Prime Minister Abiy in his important work for peace and reconciliation.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his important work to promote reconciliation, solidarity and social justice. The prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions.

According to the Nobel Prize official website, Abiy Ahmed Ali has initiated important reforms that give many citizens hope for a better life and a brighter future. The Norwegian Nobel Committee believes it is now that Abiy Ahmed’s efforts deserve recognition and need encouragement.

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Ahmed has worked in close cooperation with Isaias Afwerki, the President of Eritrea, and quickly came out the principles of a peace agreement to end the long “no peace, no war” stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Ethiopia, even if much work remains, Peace Laureate Abiy Ahmed has initiated important reforms that give many citizens hope for a better life and a brighter future. As Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has sought to promote reconciliation, solidarity and social justice.

The Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded since March 1901. The award is annually bestowed to those who 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". Nobel Prize: List of Countries With Most Nobel Laureates, Know Where India Stands.

The Norwegian Parliament appoints the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali Wins Nobel Peace Price 2019

Till now, apart from the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Literature has been announced. The Nobel Prize for literature was given to two writers- Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke. Nobel Prize: List of Countries With Most Nobel Laureates, Know Where India Stands. The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been jointly awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

The Noble Prize in Physics was awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz. The Prize in Chemistry was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino. The Swedish academy awarded the prize to the three researchers “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”