ASHGABAT, September 13 (Itar-Tass) —— National pragmatism is the basis of Ukrainian foreign policy, President Viktor Yanukovich said at a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Turkmenistan.
He said that the country is now in the process of a "serious systemic reform" in many spheres of life. He believes that for "the first time over the 20 years of Ukrainian independence all branches of government are working smoothly." The president expressed confidence in "maintaining stability in the country."
On the second day of the visit Yanukovich laid flowers at the Monument of Independence of Turkmenistan, planted a tree in the Alley of Guests of Honor and visited the National Museum.