Colombian President Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
In front of Norway’s King Harald V and other members of the royal family, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos was presented with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping end the Colombian civil war.
The royals – King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit – sat in the centre of the Oslo Town Hall as President Santos received the award and delivered a speech. Both ladies wore simple black outfits, the Queen pairing hers with a black pillbox hat, the Crown Princess with a fascinator of blush pink feathers.
President Santos said the peace agreement reached this year between rival forces in Colombia was “a ray of hope in a world troubled by so many conflicts and so much intolerance” and that “it proves that what, at first, seems impossible, through perseverance may become possible even in Syria or Yemen or South Sudan.”
He had earlier in the day had an audience with the royal family at the Royal Palace, and the group attended a celebratory dinner at the Grand Hotel in the evening.Filed under Norway
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