President Victor Yushchenko took part in celebration of the 90th anniversary of National Academy of Sciences establishment.
Speaking at the event President Yushchenko congratulated all the scientists and NAC President Borys Paton.
“We are living in times when any country’s future depends on intellectual resources it has. Nowadays, competition between developed countries transformed into a race in science, technology and education. These spheres design national security of a state, competitiveness of its economy and living standards of its people”, - he said.
Also President Yushchenko said that in times of financial crisis recommendations by national scientists would help much in avoiding its harmfull effects.
“I believe in your support in national restoration of Ukraine, its history, provision of national language functioning and support of Ukrainian arts and culture», - said Victor Yushchenko.
After his address President presented scientists with national decorations.