The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the presidential draft bill "On principles of domestic and foreign policy" in the first reading.

253 out of 430 MPs registered in the hall voted for the adoption of the document, namely the Party of Regions - 171 MPs, BYuT - 23 MPs, Our Ukraine - 10 MPs, CPU - 27 MPs, Lytvyn's bloc - 19 deputies and three non-faction deputies.

As reported, according to the president, the adoption of this law will finally allow the authorities bringing order to scattered and inconsistent legislation.

The Law on foundations of foreign and domestic policy, he thinks, is the first and vital step towards systemic reforms in all areas of our life.

The proposed bill defines foundations of domestic policy. It provides clear formulation of the principles, on which further reforming of political and social institutions of the state will be based.

Among the priority goals of domestic policy are achieving social consensus, broad internal dialogue and social-political stability.

The foundations of internal policy impose certain obligations on public authorities, which is very important, the president claims.

"In the draft we clearly identify the highest priority of strategic European integration course of Ukraine. This is the primary vector of our development, which determines the content of social transformation and basic orientation of our foreign and domestic policy," he said.

Yanukovych also mentioned that the next position in the foreign policy part is strategic partnership with Russia. Strategic relations with the U.S. have been and remain important direction of the country's foreign policy. It is also fundamentally important to deepen the development of relations with countries known as developing new global centers of growth.

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