Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos receives Nobel Peace Prize

The ceremony was attended by the royal family, members of the Norwegian government along with other Nobel Laureates except literature laureate Bob Dylan.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos receives Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo's City Hall. The ceremony was attended by the royal family, members of the Norwegian government along with other Nobel Laureates except literature laureate Bob Dylan.

The Nobel Peace Prize comes with a gold medal, a diploma and a check for 8 million Swedish kronor (824,000 euros, $871,000). Santos promised to use the sum for victims of the war.


The Nobel Committee praised Mr Santos as "a driving force" behind the peace agreement signed last month by the Government and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

"The award has been made to President Santos alone. But it is also intended as a tribute to the Colombian people", said Berit Reiss-Andersen, deputy chair Norwegian Nobel Committee.

"People in Colombia interpreted it as a mandate from the international community to persevere, to continue striving to achieve a peace agreement," Santos said.