October 11, 2019 / 10:54 AM / a month ago

Ethiopian PM 'humbled, thrilled' with Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is “humbled and thrilled” at becoming the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he said in a recorded phone call with the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee posted online on Friday.

“I am so humbled and thrilled ... Thank you very much. It is a prize given to Africa, given to Ethiopia, and I can imagine how the rest of Africa’s leaders will take it positively to work on peace building process in our continent,” said Abiy.

“I am so happy and I am so thrilled for the news ... Thank you very much, it is a big recognition.”

Reporting by Lefteris Karagiannopoulos, writing by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik

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