Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his annual address to parliament has defined four basic priorities in a new modernization strategy for the country.
In his annual address, a copy of which was released to lawmakers on Thursday and sent to Interfax-Ukraine, the head of state said that after presidential election in 2010 the country set its course to upgrading all spheres of life.
"The new modernization strategy sets a number of basic priorities, first of all, the creation of a modern competitive state, the substantial characteristics of which are the supremacy of law and a developed legal culture, a balanced representative democracy, strong self-government, and disciplined and mobile state management," the document says.
The second priority is the humanization of development, which means increasing social investments in human capital and the formation of a modern life sustenance infrastructure.
"The organization of the modernization of the education and healthcare systems, an increase of social standards, the creation of a culture of the creative use of spare time and the development of national cultural industries are defined as the top priorities of the reforms," reads the address.
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