Afghan female politician among ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ favorites

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: The Norwegian Peace Council has included Afghan politician Fawzia Kofi’s name among five Nobel Peace Prize favorites for 2020 for her continued efforts for women’s rights and the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.
“The I.R. of Afghanistan welcomes the inclusion of Ms. Fawzia Kofi’s name, a proud member of our negotiating team in Doha by The Norwegian Peace Council among the five Nobel Peace Prize favorites for 2020, acknowledging her continued work for peace and women’s right,” Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in a tweet yesterday.
Kofi has served as a member of Afghanistan’s parliament and is a member of the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in ongoing talks with the Taliban in Doha. She is also leading the movement for change party.
The names of some of the world’s most famous personalities and organizations have been suggested a possible nomination for this award.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Reporters Without Borders are among the possible candidates for the prize.

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