Obama says Nobel panel made 'right' pick with Santos

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos speaks with journalists after being awarded with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at Casa de Narino presidential palace in Bogota, on October 7, 2016Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama on Friday hailed the courage of this year’s laureate, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and said the award was well earned. “The Nobel Committee made the right decision in welcoming his tireless efforts to bring a just and lasting peace to Colombia,” Obama said. The Nobel committee raised eyebrows by giving Obama the prize in 2009, just months after he entered the White House.

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