ICAN congratulates 2019 Nobel Peace Laureate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali
October 11, 2019
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nobel Peace Laureate 2017, congratulates this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Prime Minister Abiy was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, extended her congratulations: “Winning the Nobel Peace Prize gives an incredible platform, and I am excited Prime Minister Abiy will be able to use this opportunity to further the incredible impact he is already having. His award shows the value of working for peace through working with civil society, within international law, and by international diplomacy.
Prime Minister Abiy is now a member of a powerful group of all laureates — and we look forward to working with him and other past winners to create peace for our world.”