President Viktor Yushchenko met with members of the British Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and made a speech, in which he focused on Ukraine's Euro integration, the President's press service informed.
Today the young Ukrainian democracy is facing lots of challenges. Our strategy, our vision of Ukraine's presence in the world, the key segment of our foreign policies must be Ukraine's integration with the EU and NATO; President Viktor Yushchenko told the gathering.
As Viktor Yushchenko reminded the audience, on February 22, 2005 Ukraine and the EU signed a three-year Action Plan, which, as Ukraine hopes, will consummate in negotiations about Ukraine's EU associate member status.
According to the President, two thirds of the Action Plan's 67 commitments have been met.
Touching on Ukraine's internal transformations over the past nine months, President Yushchenko noted the absence of reprisals for political or business motives, as well as further spreading of freedom of expression.
The opposition's opinion is respected same as the power's, he noted.
Touching on matters of international security, President Yushchenko said Ukraine, same the world community, resolutely condemns terrorism in all of its manifestations.
We will continue actively participating in the Anti-Terrorism Coalition's efforts to counter global threats, the Ukrainian President reassured the audience.
In President Yushchenko's opinion, to conclusively overcome terrorism its feeding roots, intolerance, tyranny, poverty and humiliation, must be eradicated.
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