Ukraine’s participation in the UN General Assembly work gives it an opportunity to inform global community on its position on topical issues and is an effective platform to enhance the international prestige of our country, President Viktor Yanukovych told journalists in an interview in New York.

"We are showing the world, what is Ukraine like, what are our principles, what do we do, and how do we respond to the challenges currently facing the world," he said, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

Viktor Yanukovych noted that at the UN session Ukraine expresses its open position on such important issues as nuclear safety, democracy development and the rule of law, Earth’s environment, combating terrorism, global warming.

The President stressed that in the world of today no country can address these large-scale issues alone. "Joining efforts of different countries in all these areas is constantly a subject of various meetings," he said.

Certainly, Viktor Yanukovych said, it is important for the Ukrainian side to use the platform of the UN General Assembly to promote its positions on certain key issues and seeking allies. He said that during the meetings he has held in the framework of his participation in the UN General Assembly session he has discussed issues of trade and economic relations between Ukraine and other countries.

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