Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize After Singapore Summit

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   FIST OF VICTORY Donald Trump boards Air Force One after his summit with Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with Trump for a summit Tuesday in Singapore, where they signed an agreement to work together towards peace and denuclearization.

The U.S. president took "a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea", Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Norway's right-wing Progress Party and one of two lawmakers to put forward the nomination, told Norwegian media. "I think that we can do by sending a clear signal by giving Trump the peace prize".

Trump's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize will be for next year's award as the nomination process for the 2018 award ended in January.

"In this situation, Trump is obviously a man of peace".

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to someone "who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses", according to the prize's website.

Despite the fact that the Norwegian Nobel Committee is appointed by the Parliament, its decisions are independent.

Mr Trump became the first USA president to meet a North Korean ruler when he flew last week to Singapore to hold one-on-one talks with Kim Jong-un. Worldwide, the USA leader tends the highest, with the North Korean leader following.

Former President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen global diplomacy and co-operation between peoples", although the decision was highly controversial.

For a nomination to be considered valid, it must be made by a person or organisation that falls in the broad categories listed in the Nobel Committee's rules.

Mr Amundsen said: "A process is under way to ensure world peace in the future".

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