Nobel Peace Prize for Finnish statesman Martti Ahtisaari

October 10th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Oslo, Oct 10 (IANS) Former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari, who has played a major role in UN peacekeeping operations for over three decades, was Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008.
In awarding the prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said it was in recognition of Ahtisaari’s “important efforts on several continents and over more than three decades to resolve international conflicts”.

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