In New York, Victor Yushchenko met with representatives of American Jewish Organizations.

During the meeting, they told the President they intended to address the Congress to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment for Ukraine.

The participants discussed ways to return cult buildings to religious confessions. The Head of State informed those present that representatives of all religious groups in Ukraine would form a special committee to consider such issues.

They also discussed the current situation in the country. Yushchenko urged businessmen to more actively invest in the Ukrainian economy. He promised them that the government would spare no effort to create a favorable investment climate.

In the course of the meeting, the President spoke about national issues.

“We oppose nationalism and national intolerance. Ukraine respects all national minorities,” said the President.

He added that the government adequately responded to all manifestations of national intolerance.


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