Oslo, Oct 7: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for concluding a historic Peace Agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) to bring to an end a 50-year-long civil war in the South American nation.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end".
In which more than 220,000 Colombians died and close to six million were displaced, the official website of the Nobel Prize cited a statement as saying.
Does this year's prize encourage a process more than a result, since a slim majority of Colombians voted no? https://t.co/bRsEAMJS49— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 7, 2016