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Russia: Xi Jinping receives honorary doctorate from Saint Petersburg State University

Russian Federation, St Petersburg
June 06, 2019 at 19:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese President Xi Jinping received an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Petersburg State University (SPBU) on Thursday.

"It is a big honor for me to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Petersburg State University," Xi said in a ceremony also attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I would like to say thank you to the university’s Academic Council for the decision and to congratulate Chairman of the Chinese People’s Republic Xi Jinping on receiving honorary doctorate degree from Saint Petersburg State University," said Putin, who himself was awarded with honorary doctorate from Tsinghua University in during his April visit to China.

The Chinese leader is on a three-day visit to Russia focussed on deepening the partnership between the two countries. On Friday he will take part on the plenary session of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping received an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Petersburg State University (SPBU) on Thursday.

"It is a big honor for me to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Petersburg State University," Xi said in a ceremony also attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I would like to say thank you to the university’s Academic Council for the decision and to congratulate Chairman of the Chinese People’s Republic Xi Jinping on receiving honorary doctorate degree from Saint Petersburg State University," said Putin, who himself was awarded with honorary doctorate from Tsinghua University in during his April visit to China.

The Chinese leader is on a three-day visit to Russia focussed on deepening the partnership between the two countries. On Friday he will take part on the plenary session of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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