Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Abiy said he was working to promote peace in the region and was not looking to be awarded US President Donald Trump should take his complaint about being overlooked for the Nobel Peace Prize to the award organisers, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the 2019 winner, has said. Mr…

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Mr Abiy acknowledged he was working to promote peace in the sing and was not making an strive to be awarded

US President Donald Trump can dangle to pick his grievance about being not successfully-known for the Nobel Peace Prize to the award organisers, Ethiopia’s Top Minister Abiy Ahmed, the 2019 winner, has acknowledged.

Mr Abiy acknowledged he was not aware referring to the criteria aged to make a range him.

He was credited for his plug to make peace with neighbouring Eritrea.

Mr Trump acknowledged final week that he had “saved a nation” from a substantial conflict, a that it is seemingly you’ll presumably train of reference to his work on but any other dispute bright Ethiopia.

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a bitter border conflict from 1998-2000, which killed tens of thousands of folks.

Although a ceasefire was signed in 2000, the neighbours technically remained at conflict unless July 2018, when Mr Abiy and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace deal.

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Media captionGape the extensive celebrations as Ethiopia-Eritrea borders reopens

For 2 decades, the long border was closed, dividing households and making replace most not going.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee acknowledged Mr Abiy was honoured for his “decisive initiative to derive to the bottom of the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”.

What did Mr Abiy insist?

He instant journalists for the length of a press briefing in South Africa that he was “not working for the prize” but for “peace in the sing”.

“I assemble not dangle any clue referring to the criteria, how the Nobel committee selects a particular person for the prize,” he acknowledged.

“If President Trump complained it must move to Oslo to not Ethiopia,” he added.

What had Trump acknowledged?

He instant supporters at a political rally final week that he had helped avert a conflict in “a nation” and expressed shock that his efforts were not recognised.

“I made a deal, I saved a nation, and I reliable heard that the head of that nation is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the nation. I acknowledged: ‘What, did I dangle something to assemble with it?’ Yeah, but you admire, that’s the kind it is,” he acknowledged.

A Twitter account urge by the Democrats in Congress teased Mr Trump announcing he perceived to not know why Mr Abiy won the peace prize.

The tweet acknowledged the president had at a loss for words his assembly final year in November with representatives from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, over a dispute referring to the sing of the Nile waters, as price of a Nobel prize.

Egypt believes if Ethiopia fills the Broad Renaissance Dam, site to be Africa’s helpful hydroelectric energy plant, in six years instead of 21 years, it would threaten its water security.

A US initiative to search out a solution over the River Nile standoff has to this level failed. Mr Abiy has asked South African President Cyril Rampahosa to mediate the talks.

On the different hand, representatives of the three nations are ensuing from meet all but again this week in the US.

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