Viktor Yanukovych meets Tony Blair

10:43, 07 June 2011
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President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has met with former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair, according to Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych. At the meeting the sides have discussed religious tolerance in Ukraine and in the world.

"I believe the mission you have come on is very important for Ukraine," he said addressing Tony Blair, who arrived in Ukraine to give lectures on religious tolerance to the students of Ukraine`s leading universities.

"Religious tolerance is something that not only Ukraine, but the whole world needs now," he said.

President Yanukovych also said he was pleased that it is Tony Blair, "the person enjoying great respect in Europe and worldwide, is working in that area."

In turn, Tony Blair stressed the importance of the subject too. "I can say that the issue of religion in the world is now seen as one of the most important," he said.

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