Colombian president granted Nobel Peace Prize

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Colombian president granted Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian president granted Nobel Peace Prize

(Oslo) – The Nobel Peace Prize for this year was awarded to the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, for reaching a deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to end 52 years of conflict in his country.

The award was announced just days after Colombian voters rejected the agreement reached with FARC.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognised the Colombian president “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” the committee chairwoman said.

President Juan Manuel Santos will receive the prize on December 10 in Oslo.