Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev today visited the Kyung Hee University in Seoul to receive a title of honorary doctor bestowed upon him for contribution to development of his country.
Before the ceremony on this occasion, the Azerbaijani leader met with the president, teaching staff and students of the University.
After that, a ceremony to give the title of the University’s honorary doctor to Ilham Aliyev took place.
Speaking at the ceremony, the University’s President Inwon Choue said the award was given to the Azerbaijani President for his contribution to peace, security and development in his country.
Doctor Choue stressed it was Ilham Aliyev’s policy that helped Azerbaijan reach today’s level of economic development, and achieve huge progress in energy sector.
President Ilham Aliyev said he will continue contributing to further enhancement of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and South Korea.
On Azerbaijan’s education system, Mr. Aliyev said a huge attention is paid to education in his country.
He stressed a state program adopted to allow Azerbaijani students to get their education abroad.
Speaking on his country’s economic development, President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan leads the world in the economic growth rate.
“Azerbaijan’s huge oil and gas reserves will guarantee energy security of its friends and partners for many years” Ilham Aliyev stressed.
Touching upon the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani President described the dispute as a major problem in the region.
Ilham Aliyev said Armenia conducted “the policy of ethnic cleansing in our territories”.
“Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity is recognized by the whole international community”, he said.
The ceremony ended with a concert program performed by the University’s students.

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