Oslo, Oct 7

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for concluding a historic Peace Agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) to bring to an end a 50-year-long civil war in the South American nation.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end", in which more than 220,000 Colombians died and close to six million were displaced, the official website of the Nobel Prize cited a statement as saying.

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