The St. Clement of Ohrid University from Sofia and the St. Clement of Ohrid University from Bitola organized a joint celebration of the day of the Christian saint today.

The universities held a conference attended by Macedonian Education Minister Mila Carovska and the Bulgarian Deputy Education Minister Tanja Mihajlova, as well as representatives from both universities. The event comes at a time of growing tension between the two countries, and as Bulgaria insists on joint honoring of historic figures, as part of its policy of having a common history.