By LLAZAR SEMINI, Related Press
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Swedish lawmaker mentioned Friday that he has nominated the governments of the US., Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for his or her efforts to safe a peace settlement between the 2 former Balkan conflict foes.
Swedish parliament member Magnus Jacobsson tweeted that he nominated the three governments “for his or her joint work for peace and financial improvement, by means of the cooperation settlement signed within the White Home. Commerce and communications are vital constructing blocks for peace.”
Serbian President Aleksander Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed an financial normalization deal on the White Home final week that additionally requires Belgrade to maneuver its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and for mutual recognition by Israel and Kosovo.
Kosovo, a former Serbian province, and Serbia have been negotiating underneath European Union mediation since 2011 on normalizing their ties. Serbia fought a brutal 1998-1999 conflict with separatist fighters in Kosovo. The conflict ended after NATO performed a 78-day airstrike marketing campaign towards Serbia,
Kosovo was run by the United Nations for 9 years earlier than it declared independence in 2008. Most western nations acknowledge Kosovo’s statehood, however not Serbia.
Richard Grenell, U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia talks, retweeted Jacobsson saying that Trump was “nominated for a second Nobel Peace Prize for historic Kosovo-Serbia settlement.”
A Norwegian lawmaker, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, on Wednesday nominated Trump for the 2021 peace prize for the president’s work “for a peace settlement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for attainable peace within the Center East.”
Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed final month to a historic deal normalizing relations and are scheduled to signal it on the White Home on Sept. 15.
This story has been corrected to indicate that Magnus Jacobsson is a Swedish lawmaker, not a member of the Norwegian parliament.
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