United States president Donald J Trump has disclosed that he and not ahmed Ably of Ethopia deserved the nobel peace price the big role he played brokering a peace deal between neighbours Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Donald Trump , who was speaking in Onion state during a rally, stopped short of mentioning the names of the countries, it is largely believed that he was reffering to the Ethopian Prime-minister Ahmed Ably, who received the award in December 2019 for his role in striking the peace deal, Trump said “the leader of one of the country’s had been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize after i had made a deal and saved a country”, .
“I’m going to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize. I made a deal, I saved a country. And I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country.
“I said… what the… did I have something to do with it? Yeah. But you know that’s the way it is. As long as we know that’s all that matters. I saved a big war, I saved a couple of them,” he added as supporters cheered him.
Abiy’s acceptance of a border ruling and offer of peace to Eritrea was received by Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki with both countries closing the chapter on two-decades of a standoff.
Many analysts in the region had mentioned the involvement of foreign nations in bringing about reconciliation. The Gulf states – especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – were routinely mentioned as key backers of the deal. Both countries have awarded Gold Medals to Abiy and Afwerki after the deal.