VIDEO: Saudi King jokes after receiving honorary doctorate: I’m now Dr. Salman
“Now I am Dr. Salman,: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz joked receiving an honorary doctorate on Saturday by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, operated by Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
The monarch’s response earned him warm applause and smiles from those who gathered to watch him receive the honorary degree. King Salman received the honor in recognition of his role in the service of peace and stability in the world and his active role in the development and strengthening of Saudi-Russian relations.
The ceremony was attended by the Saudi delegation accompanying the Saudi king, as well as Russian officials and academics, headed by Anatoly Turkunov, the head of the Institute; and Russian Minister of Education Olga Vasilyeva.
The king is currently visiting Russia in a historical trip that has seen him hold talks with President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.