Distinctions

State Distinctions

  • Order of "Stara Planina with ribbon", Bulgaria, April 2014
  • Order of "Friendship", Kazakhstan, April 2014
  • Honorary Citizen of Berat, Albania, March 2014
  • Hilal-i-Pakistan Award, Pakistan, February 2014
  • Order of Diplomatic Service Merit "Gwanghwa medal", Republic of Korea, February 2014
  • National Order "Juan Mora Fernández", Costa Rica, November 2013
  • Order of the People’s Friendship of the Republic of Bashkortostan, October 2013
  • “Condecoración de la Orden Jose Matias Delgado” at the grade of Grand Officer, El Salvador, May 2013
  • Officer in the Order of Cultural Merit, Monaco, March 2013
  • Title of Commander of the National Order of Burkina Faso, February 2013
  • Title of Commander of the National Order of Benin, June 2012
  • Great Cross in the Order of The Sun of Peru, the highest state distinction bestowed by Peru, February 2011
  • Many distinctions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria for contributing to the development of Bulgarian foreign policy

Academic Distinctions

  • Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2013
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan, August 2013
  • Honorary Doctor Degree from the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam, Ha Noi, June 2013
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, May 2013
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from Université Laval, Quebec, Canada, February 2013
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters from Durham University, United Kingdom, June 2012
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, June 2012
  • Honorary Distinction from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2012
  • Honorary Distinction from the Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2012
  • Honorary Professor from the Tongji University, Shanghai, China, May 2012
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 2012
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Algiers 1, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, April 2012 
  • Honorary Professor from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation, September 2011
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 2011
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, June 2011
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center at Haifa University, Israel, May 2011
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration Studies of Bucharest, Romania, April 2011
  • Quadricentennial Golden Cross Award from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, March 2011 
  • Doctor Honoris Causa  from Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines, March 2011 
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, February 2011
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2010
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Republic of Bulgaria, October 2010
  • Laurea Honoris Causa in European and International Politics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, October 2010
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Federation, September 2010
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy and Political Science from Ewha Womеn's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, May 2010

Prizes and Other Distinctions

  • TURKSOY Medal of Honour, Turkey, April 2014
  • Freedom Award, International Peace Center, Sarajevo, December 2012
  • Etoile de l’Europe Distinction of the Robert Schuman Foundation, France, April 2012
  • Honorary Award, Ladies First International association, April 2011
  • Laureate of the Golden Lyre, Distinction of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers for the promotion of Bulgarian music and performance art in France
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