The President of the United States, speaking about the internal problems of the country, a lot of attention paid to the need for education and innovation progress:
"Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space by launching a satellite, we had no idea what we beat them to the moon. Did not have adequate scientific basis, there was even agency NASA. But after an investment of more in-depth research and a better education, we not only surpassed advice. We gave impetus to a wave of innovation that created new industries and millions of new jobs. Today satellite time for our generation. "
Obama said that America must now make a breakthrough innovation, as in 1957:
"Our infrastructure is the best, but our lead has lost. South Koreans have better access to the Internet, countries in Europe and Russia invest more in their roads and railways than we do. China is building faster trains and newer airports. Meanwhile Our engineers evaluated the infrastructure our country on "two". We need to get better results. "
In the matter of domestic policy Obama called for cooperation Republicans, who as a result of the November mid-term elections in the U.S. Congress won a majority in the House of Representatives and strengthened their position in the Senate.
As for foreign subjects, the U.S. leader said that the world is no longer divided into East and West, and stressed the importance of broadening and deepening of international relations and alliances. As the success of his administration Obama referred to "reset" relations with Russia, the expansion of old alliances in Asia and the creation of new ones, such as with India.
U.S. President welcomed the independence of South Sudan and the revolution in Tunisia. He promised that the war in Iraq is nearing completion, and confirmed that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan will begin in July.