Thursday, October 16, 2008

President holds NSDC meeting

President Victor Yushchenko held a meeting of National Security and Defense Council.

The agenda for today’s meeting included:

•    elaboration of measures aimed at guaranteeing proper and democratic early parliamentary election;
•    strengthening financial and budgetary discipline and minimization of negative influence of world financial crisis on Ukrainian economy.

Opening the meeting President Yushchenko stressed that both issues are a matter of stability in the country.

Speaking about early parliamentary election, President repeated that financing of the event is one of the most important problems.

He repeated that after Verkhovna Rada’s work blocking when it was to discuss financing of the election, there is no way to solve the problem but to use funds from budgetary reserve.

Therefore he again addressed the Government to adopt all the necessary decisions to guarantee the voters their constitutional rights at the election.

Speaking about the second question of the agenda, President said that a joint action plan is needed to normalize financial sector and to prevent such crises in the future.

“This plan should be sincere and professional”, - he said, adding that it is important that state authorities and officials responsible for its elaboration forgot about their political views and demonstrate unity and ability to manage challenges before Ukrainian economy.