Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has been conferred a diploma of Honorary Professor of History by Renmin University of China.
Prior to the ceremony the head of state met with rector of the university Liu Wei.
The sides hailed the development of relations between the two countries in a number of fields, particularly in political, economic and cultural ones.
They stressed the importance of cooperation in the field of education, particularly expansion of ties between universities, and student exchange.
The sides noted that President Ilham Aliyev's state visit to China would contribute to the development of cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, including education.
The sides then exchanged keepsakes.
In her opening remarks at the ceremony, vice-rector of Renmin University of China Yi Zhihong hailed the meeting with the Azerbaijani president as a remarkable event in the university's life.
Rector Liu Wei once again welcomed President Ilham Aliyev. He briefed the participants on the history and culture of Azerbaijan, and also highlighted the history of bilateral relations between the two countries. The rector said he was honored to present the diploma of Honorary Professor of History to the Azerbaijani president.
Vice-rector Yi Zhihong then informed the participants about the life and activities of President Ilham Aliyev. Then the diploma of Honorary Professor of History of Renmin University of China was presented to the head of state.
President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the ceremony.