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BEIJING, September 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian parliament upper house Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko was awarded with the title of professor emeritus of the Peking University.
Peking University President Wang Enge presented a certificate for the high title to the Federation Council speaker. He offered students to give applauses as a sign of respect to the Russian upper house speaker.
For her part, Matvienko thanked sincerely the university’s leadership for this decision. “This is a great honor for me and this title is much obliging for me. No matter where I worked I always paid special attention to development of Russian-Chinese relations. Such a high title compels me to take more effort to develop the whole scope of Russian-Chinese relations and certainly broaden education co-operation,” she said.
The parliamentary speaker noted successful development of cooperation between the Peking University and the Moscow State University pledging all-around assistance in expanding this co-operation.
“To be professor emeritus of such a glorious university, which is famous not only in China, but also in the whole world and which is in the elite group of universities is a great honor for me personally,” Matvienko added.