Posted on June 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Categories: Juan Manuel Santos

Adding to Nobel Peace Prize, Santos Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Sorbonne (S)


Paris’s Sorbonne university awarded an honorary degree and a medal to President Juan Manuel Santos, for his efforts toward peace in his country, a distinction that he dedicated to his people. “I understand this as an acknowledgment of the commitment of Colombians to achieve peace in our land, a commitment that was frustrated for a long time and finally we were able to conclude successfully, ending an absurd war between children of the same nation,” he said. The ceremony, begun at the rhythm of the vallenato “La Gota Fría”, took place in the same educational center where his great-uncle Eduardo Santos, who was also president of Colombia, had studied Sociology and Literature in 1909. Last year Sorbonne gave the same title to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. El Colombiano