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Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Prize for peace efforts

Juan Manuel Santos Is The Recipient Of The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. He Is 32nd And Current President Of Colombia, In Office Since 2010.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 07 Oct 2016, 03:03:10 PM
Juan Manuel Santos

New Delhi:

Juan Manuel Santos is the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. He is 32nd and current President of Colombia, in office since 2010.

Efforts by Colombian President JuanManuel Santos to end five decades of war in his country were recognised with the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

The award came despite voters' shock rejection of the terms of a historic deal he reached last month with FARC chief Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, afternearly four years of talks.

"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country's morethan 50-year-long civil war to an end," said committee chair woman Kaci Kullmann Five. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 07 Oct 2016, 02:51:00 PM