Norwegian sportsmen suggest Nazarbayev should be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
August 4. Interfax-Kazakhstan. Astana
The leader of the Norway’s Bike for Peace, Tore Naerland, believes that Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is worthy of Nobel Peace Prize.
“On August 29, 2010 Kazakhstan and the whole world are celebrating the first International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The idea of declaring this Day belongs to Mr Nazarbayev and was approved by the UN. That is why we believe that Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev should be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2012-2013,” Tore Naerland, the leader of Bike for Peace, said at a Thursday press conference in Astana.
“We have sent a letter of proposal to the U.S. Congress, the Constituent Assembly of Norway and Mairead Corrigan, a member of North Ireland’s parliament,” he said.
“Mairead Corrigan supported the idea,” Mr Naerland stressed.
Mairead Corrigan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.
As reported, Bike of Peace, a Norwegian non-government organization, is running a cycling race August 6 through 29 in Kazakhstan, which is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence and the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
Ten bicyclists from Norway and six from Kazakhstan are taking part in the race.