Algerian president candidate for 2008 Nobel Peace Prize
PPL-POLITICS-ALGERIA Algerian president candidate for 2008 Nobel Peace Prize
GENEVA, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- A group of Algerians living abroad reppresenting the Algerian Committee in Europe presented on Thursday the Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika as a candidate for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. Committee members named the Algerian President for a number of reasons among them putting and end to the Ethiopia-Eritrea bloody conflict, and using his diplomatic skills in putting an end to a long war between Iraq and Iran. His most important contribution, the Committee said, was bringing peace and reconciliation to the people of Algeria and through awarding him the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize the Nobel Committee would be supporting and strengthening the peace process in Algeria. The Committee represented its campaign at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva and was represented by a number of Algerians abroad among them Dr. Abdellatif Bettayeb living in the United Kingdom, Gamal Benmabrouk from Switzerland, Tarek Chirouf from Geneva, Nacer Sefta from Hungary and an Algerian journalist from Algiers Mohamed Kerrouche.
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