A pair of Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after he signed an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday to work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five awards created by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel.
The news comes after a group of USA lawmakers also sent a letter to the Nobel Committee nominating the president for the prestigious award, citing his efforts to disarm North Korea.
Nominations for this year's prize also formally closed on February 1, before the summit was agreed.
The two lawmakers called Trump's actions regarding North Korea "historic", with the potential "to ensure world peace in the future" in statements to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE lands the Nobel Peace Prize after his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in also said in April that Trump is worthy of the Nobel prize for jump-starting the peace talks with North Korea.
Kim backed off in response to Trump's multiple demonstrations of USA military power and resolve, and his toughening of economic sanctions against North Korea.
Former recipients have included Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, and Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. This year stands in stark contrast to last year, when Trump and Kim traded barbs and threats. North Korea also agreed to return the remains of American military personnel killed in that country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.