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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blatter rewarded by Laos

Representatives of Laos government visited the Home of FIFA on Tuesday to give Blatter with a Friendship Medal in recognition of his support for football development within the country.

Yong Chanthalangsy, presented the medal to Joseph S. Blatter during a ceremony at FIFA’s HQ in Zurich. “Following the visit of a FIFA delegation to Laos in March, the Minister of Sports suggested to the Prime Minister of the Laos that a Friendship Medal be presented to President Blatter,” he explained. “This is for his support of sport in general and football in particular through assistance in both technical and material terms. The President of the Republic agreed and asked me to organise this medal presentation with ‘respect and dignity’.”

ceremonial itself was a solemn affair, during which the Ambassador pinned the medal to the FIFA President’s lapel. Afterwards, Blatter stated out he was “very honoured and touched that the head of state of Laos has awarded me this Friendship Medal”. He then added: “What is more precious than friendship? There's an old French stating which sums it up very well: ‘Take time to be with your friends or time will take your friends away.

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