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President Tebboune awarded honorary doctorate by Istanbul University

Published on : Tuesday, 17 May 2022 19:34   Read : 6 time(s)
President Tebboune awarded honorary doctorate by Istanbul University

ISTANBUL (Turkey)-The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Tuesday the honorary doctorate of international relations from the University of Istanbul, on the sidelines of his state visit to Turkey. 

Dressed in the academic gown and decorated with the badge of Istanbul University, one of the most prestigious Turkish universities, President Tebboune received the honorary doctorate from the rector of the university, Dr. Mahmut Ak, in the presence of the Turkish Vice-President, Fuat Oktay and eminent doctors of the university.

President Tebboune received the doctorate "in recognition of his efforts to tighten international cooperation and respect for the values of democracy and the consolidation of relations between Algeria and Turkey.”

In a speech delivered at the end of the award ceremony, the President of the Republic thanked Istanbul University.

He also welcomed the achievements of Turkey under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his efforts for the development of his country in all areas.

President Tebboune said that his presence at the prestigious University of Istanbul is a recognition of the place of education, which is "the foundation of freedom, development, and emancipation.” 

In this regard, he recalled the efforts and contribution of Sheikh Abdelhamid Benbadis in the fight against ignorance and the dissemination of knowledge to liberate the country from the colonial yoke, a path followed in the aftermath of independence through the efforts of the state. 

Thus, the number of university students, which stood at only 1800 students in 1956, has reached today more than 1.7 million, said President Tebboune.

The country now has 100 universities and university centers, in addition to 14 colleges in various specialties, including those recently opened in the fields of mathematics and artificial intelligence, recalled the head of state.

For his part, the Vice-President of Turkey, Fuat Oktay said that the degree awarded today was a message of brotherhood between Algeria and Turkey.

The Algeria-Turkey ties have evolved in recent years thanks to the important role of President Tebboune, he said.

President Tebboune awarded honorary doctorate by Istanbul University

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