Donald Trump is officially a nominee for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Norway, the country that decides who receives the prestigious prize, saw two of its politicians nominate the U.S. President.
Trump took “a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea,” explained Christian Tybring-Gjedde, one of the politicians who put forward Trump’s name.
Trump became the first U.S. President in history to meet with a North Korean leader, sitting down with Kim Jong-un in Singapore earlier this week. Kit the summit, Kim unexpectedly committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
While plenty of work still needs to be done to achieve lasting peace, it’s clear that Trump has taken the process farther than many of his predecessors.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not officially weigh in on nominations, which are kept secret for 50 years. The award is expected to be awarded sometime next year.