Poroshenko received an honorary doctorate of the University of Istanbul

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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko received an honorary doctorate of the University of Istanbul, said on Saturday the press service of the Ukrainian President.

Poroshenko on 3 and 4 November will be in Turkey, where he will meet with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan. As the representative of the Ukrainian President at the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko, Poroshenko also plans to meet with the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew.

«It’s a huge honour to receive an honorary doctorate from this esteemed educational institution and join the cohort of famous figures, won this title. Turkey is very important country for me» — quoted Poroshenko, the press service of the President.

According to the press service, the rector of Istanbul University Mahmut AKOM during the presentation of mantle Poroshenko noted that this degree is awarded for strengthening democratic values in the world and efforts to strengthen Ukrainian-Turkish relations. «Throughout your political career you strengthen Ukrainian-Turkish relations», — quotes the rector of the press service Poroshenko.

The President of Ukraine during a speech at the University thanked for the opening of the Department of Ukrainian language and providing opportunities for students to study the Ukrainian language. «And the number of students is constantly growing. This means that the students see the perspective in the study of the Ukrainian language», — said Poroshenko.

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