Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was, on October 7, 2016, awarded Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, for his dedicated work to end 52-years of national conflict. President Santos dedicated this prize to his fellow Colombians especially the many victims that have been directly affected by the conflict.

“I invite everyone to join our strength, our minds and our hearts in this great national endeavor so that we can win the most important prize of all: peace in Colombia,” he said during his first public appearance after being awarded the this prestigious prize.

See President Santos’ reaction after the news: Aljazeera