Nobel peace prize awarded President of Colombia

Нобелевскую премию мира вручили президенту Колумбии

President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel peace prize

The Nobel peace prize for the year 2016 awarded in Oslo, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who, in recognition of the members of the Nobel Committee, had made “determined and courageous efforts to end the country’s civil war, which lasted more than 50 years.” About it reports ABC.

The ceremony was held in the City hall of the capital of Norway, Oslo.

“I receive this award on behalf of nearly 50 million Colombians who finally see an end to more than half a century of nightmare, which brought only pain, sorrow and backwardness of our country,” said Santos.

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President Juan Manuel Santos called the fact that he was handed the award, a gift.

“I must confess that the news came as if it was a gift from heaven,” said Santos.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee noted that drew attention not only to the achievements of the President of Colombia to achieve peace, but also of many other members of the Colombian people.

“Contribution to the peace process has brought many groups and individuals, and they deserve our gratitude and respect, including the tireless negotiators, facilitators, diplomats, politicians and, of course, the leaders of the government and the FARC guerrillas (FARC). We pay tribute to those victims of the civil war, some of whom are here today,” – said the Deputy Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen at the award ceremony.

We will remind that last year the Nobel peace prize was awarded to the Quartet’s national dialogue, Tunisia for the democratization of the country after the revolution.