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Bulgarian President receives honorary doctorate from Baku State University


President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev has received honorary doctorate from Baku State University.

Rector Abel Maharramov presented doctorate to the Bulgarian leader in a ceremony that was attended by the university`s students, teaching staff and professors.

The rector informed the audience about President Plevneliev`s biography, describing him as one of the prominent politicians in the world. “Mr Plevneliev has played a crucial role in ensuring prosperity of Bulgaria, strengthening democratic values, ensuring the country`s European integration. He has also made a vital contribution to the development of science and education.”

Maharramov also hailed the Bulgarian President`s attitude towards Azerbaijan. “Since the day of his election as president Mr Plevneliev has supported Azerbaijan`s just stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. He attaches particular emphasis to Bulgarian-Azerbaijani relations.”

The rector handed a certificate and cloak of honorary doctor to the Bulgarian President.

Addressing the ceremony, Plevneliev said: “From now on Baku State University is my university.” He promised to attend events celebrating the university`s centennial in 2019.

He praised Bulgarian-Azerbaijani relations, saying his country was interested in developing cooperation in the field of education.

The ceremony featured a question-and-answer session with the Bulgarian President.

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