Ex-Finnish President Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 10th, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Oslo (Norway), Oct.10 (ANI): Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize for his peace-building and brokering efforts in international conflicts for more than 30 years, including his role in a 2005 accord between Indonesia and rebels in its province of Aceh, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
“These efforts have contributed to a more peaceful world and to ”fraternity between nations” in Alfred Nobel’’s spirit,” the committee said in announcing the prize.
Ahtisaari played a significant part in 1989 to 1990 in the establishment of Namibia’’s independence, while striving in 1999 and 2005 to 2007 to find a solution to the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo over the latter’’s independence, the committee said.
Ahtisaari has also tried to help find a peaceful conclusion to the problems in Iraq, it said.(ANI)

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