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Finland's Ahtisaari welcomes Nobel Peace Prize

world Updated: Oct 10, 2008 15:19 IST

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Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari welcomed the award of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peace work and said he felt his most important contribution was in Namibia.

"Naturally I am very pleased by the decision and very grateful," he told NRK public radio.

Asked which he felt was his biggest achievement, he said: "Naturally Namibia was absolutely the most important because it took such a long time" towards independence for Namibia. He also mentioned work in Indonesia's Aceh province and the Balkans.