With President Trump already nominated for the Nobel Peace Price for securing the peaceful formalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, this time, Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish parliament, announced he was nominating the US President for a second diplomatic achievement.
Trump has successfully brokered a historic peace deal between Kosovo and Serbia, ending a conflict that dates back to the Clinton era and beyond. No President has since been able to fix it. Jacobsson praised Trump for his efforts to bring the two nations together so they will jointly work "for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House."
"Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace," Jacobsson added, in his letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee. The Norwegian politician, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated Trump for the first award, told Fox News "for (Trump's) merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees."
The European Union had held talks between Serbia and Kosovo for more than ten years to try to resolve the diplomatic impasse. Yet when Trump announced it on Friday, he also stated that the agreement included Kosovan recognition of Israel and that Serbia had agreed to move their embassy to Jerusalem. The US moved its embassy to Jerusalem in 2018, while other countries have followed.
At the Belgrade-Pristina deal's announcement, Trump said, "truly, it is historic," and added, "I look forward to going to both countries in the not too distant future." Both Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti were in attendance.
Russia and China have yet to recognize Kosovan statehood and were not part of the deal.