Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is "humbled and thrilled" at becoming the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he said in a recorded phone call with the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee posted online on Friday.
"I am so humbled and thrilled ... Thank you very much. It is a prize given to Africa, given to Ethiopia, and I can imagine how the rest of Africa's leaders will take it positively to work on peace building process in our continent," said Abiy.
"I am so happy and I am so thrilled for the news ... Thank you very much, it is a big recognition."