Konya: Vice President Hamid Ansari
was today conferred an honorary doctorate in International
Relations by the Mevlana University here.
Ansari, who is on a five-day visit to Turkey, was also
conferred the honorary citizenship of Konya on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, he said both Turkey and India
were important pillars of a seamless, borderless world of
culture, art, spiritualism and philosophy that extended from
Maghrib and Andulusia in the west to all corners of Asia.
Ansari said that if convergence characterised the
spiritual realm, physical distance, infrequent contacts and
complex considerations of statecraft conditioned political
relations between our two countries in medieval times.