Bulgarian ambassador to Azerbaijan Maya Hristova has been a guest of Ambassador Hour club in the Baku Slavic University (BSU).
She first viewed the Center of Bulgarian Language and Culture which is being established at the University.
The ambassador had a meeting with the teaching staff and students of the Baku Slavic University to discuss relations between BSU and Bulgaria-based higher educational institutions.
Rector of the University Kamal Abdullayev praised the activity of the ambassador.
He pointed pout the prospects for cooperation between the two countries.
The rector highlighted the activities of the Bulgarian Center.
“The main purpose of the center is to develop cultural relations between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, to bring culture, education, enlightenment and science of both countries within the reach of young people, and to improve educational processes of Bulgarian studies. The center also aims to promotes the Bulgarian language, culture and history in Azerbaijan. This language has been taught in Baku Slavic University since 1996 and now more than 30 students are learning this language in the faculties of International Relations and Regional Studies (Bulgarian Studies) and Translation.”
According to the rector, the Academic Council of Baku Slavic University at its meeting held on October 25, 2002 and on September 29, 2004 by the unanimous decision awarded the Bulgarian Presidents Doctor Zhelyu Zhelev and Georgi Parvanov with the titles of BSU Honorary Doctor for their contributions to developing and strengthening friendship and cooperation between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan.Hailing relations between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, ambassador Hristova said the Center of Azerbaijani language and culture would be launched soon at Sofia University.