The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded Nobel Peace prize 2019 for his efforts to resolve 20-year-long border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The announcement was made by the Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen.
- The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded in recognition of all those who have contributed towards the peaceful reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the east and north-east African regions.
- The Ethiopian PM, Abiy Ahmed Ali had in close cooperation with the President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki secured a peace agreement to end the long-drawn standoff between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
- The Nobel Committee decided to recognize Abiy Ahmed Ali’s efforts with the hope that it will strengthen his work towards further peace and reconciliation.