His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for their contribution in reaching the historic peace accord between the two countries, according to the Israeli premier’s office.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister’s office said Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lord David Trimble today submitted the candidacy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.
“In accordance with the Nobel Prize rules, since Trimble is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, his decision to nominate Prime Minister Netanyahu will lead the committee to discuss the matter,” the statement by Israeli premier’s office added.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump was nominated in September for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for helping broker the landmark Abraham Peace Accord between the UAE and Israel. However, the UN World Food Programme won the prize for which 318 nominations were received by the committee.
The winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize – selected by a five-member committee appointed by the Norwegian parliament – will not be announced until October of next year.
Nominations for the world’s most prestigious award must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee by February 1.