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Yanukovych meets with other leaders during U.S. visit

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Sept. 22, 2011, 3:29 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Working visit to the U.S., participation in the 66th UN General Assembly session. Sept. 19-22, 2011.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has met with leaders of other countries during the formal lunch, organized on behalf of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, for the heads of state and government attending the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, the Ukrainian president's press office said. The Ukrainian president met with head of the Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC) Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the press office said.

At the meeting, Yanukovych expressed support for the Libyan people and offered humanitarian aid.

The TNC head thanked the Ukrainian president.

The Ukrainian head of state also spoke to Serbian President Boris Tadic.

At the meeting, the parties pointed to the high level of contact between the two countries.

Yanukovych and Tadic have agreed to exchange visits.

During the meeting with Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva, the parties exchanged views on the current reforms in Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.

At the formal lunch, Yanukovych also met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Hungarian President Pal Schmitt and Czech President Vaclav Klaus.
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Anonymous Sept. 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m.    

And everyone tried to avoid shaking his hands or talking directly to him.World leaders don't like shaking hands with criminals.

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