Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
He has been awarded for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Ethiopia and Eritrea had fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, but restored relations in July 2018 after 20 years of hostility
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“An important premise for the breakthrough was Abiy Ahmed’s unconditional willingness to accept the arbitration ruling of an international boundary commission in 2002. This victory and recognition is a collective win for all Ethiopians, and a call to strengthen our resolve in making Ethiopia – the New Horizon of Hope – a prosperous nation for all,” the Nobel Institute said in a statement.
This year’s peace prize is the 100th to be awarded.