Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has today attended a solemn ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the Baku State University (BSU), AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The President was accompanied by his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva.
The event started with the performance of Azerbaijan`s anthem by a university choir.
President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the ceremony to praise BSU`s role in the country`s life.
BSU`s Rector, MP Abel Maharramov spoke of the university`s history and current activities.
The rector said the university`s Scientific Council decided to award President Ilham Aliyev with BSU`s honorary doctor title. Abel Maharramov presented the President with a mantle of the honorary doctor.
Other speakers at the event included rectors of the Moscow State University, Turkish Ataturk University, Tbilisi State University, Tehran University and Kazakhstan`s Lev Gumilev Eurasian University.
The ceremony brought together over 40 scholars from foreign countries, including Russia, Turkey,