Pompeo and O’Brien Awarded for Contributing to World Peace

By Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times.
October 15, 2021 Updated: October 17, 2021

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien were honored on Oct. 14 for their contributions toward world peace at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.

“I was blessed to have such an amazing partner to work on these complicated difficult problems all across the world to help deliver on the very thing we’re talking about tonight, to keep our young men and women safe,” Pompeo said. “To build a model for peace across the world.”

Pompeo and O’Brien were surrounded by over 200 supporters who applauded their work of peace.

They each accepted the Richard Nixon Foundation’s 2021 Architect of Peace Award on Oct. 15 for their work in developing the 2020 Abraham Accords and the 2020 Serbia–Kosovo economic normalization agreements.

The Architect of Peace Award was first created in 1995 after the passing of President Richard Nixon to highlight individuals who strive toward the goal of creating a peaceful world.

The former secretary of state and national security adviser played an integrative role in the Abraham Accords, which was a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

The agreement outlines the efforts to pursue peace in the Middle East by normalizing relations about shared interests.

Pompeo and O’Brien assisted in the 2020 Serbia–Kosovo agreement, which helped implement peaceful economic relations between the countries. It led Serbia to agree to move the embassy to Jerusalem and Kosovo recognizing Israel.

Additionally, their oversight of assisting the return of 50 American hostages detained abroad was highlighted.

“It was a great experience being here,” an attendee told The Epoch Times. “Pompeo is a very impressive guy and has done a lot for our country.”

Former recipients of the Architect of Peace include Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.

Vanessa Serna is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times.