FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Federation of Republican Women President Ann Schockett offered congratulations to President Donald J. Trump on behalf of the NFRW after he received two separate nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“President Trump has shown remarkable leadership in bringing longstanding former foes to the negotiating table and helping broker a settlement,” Schockett said. “Through a combination of trade expansion, good communication and a sincere desire for peace, these peace agreements are noteworthy accomplishments among nations who were once implacable enemies. The President has once again shown that he is at his best when he gets opposing parties together, puts his famous negotiating skills to work, and parleys a deal in which all parties walk away with something they value and need.”
The first nomination was received from Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, for White House efforts in brokering a deal to normalize diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Another Arab country, Bahrain, has since announced it will also establish diplomatic ties with the Jewish state. The Abraham Accords, as the agreement is called, will be signed during an official ceremony at the White House on September 15 with delegations from both Israel and UAE in attendance. Bahrain’s foreign minister will attend and sign a separate treaty with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, later nominated President Trump for coordinating an economic normalization deal between longtime enemies Serbia and Kosovo. That agreement was signed at the White House on September 4 with leaders of both countries in attendance.
“For an American President to receive two nominations in the same year for two different foreign policy achievements is nothing short of remarkable,” Schockett concluded.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is expected to be announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on October 9.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.