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Great honor for Blatter

Joseph S. Blatter paid a visit to Belarus and the Ukraine on 16 and 17 March. The FIFA President first met Gennady Nevyglas, President of the Belarus Football Federation, in Minsk before coming together with Prime Minister Sergei Sidorky. In Kiev, Blatter was welcomed by Grigoriy Surkis, President of the Football Federation of Ukraine. Head of state Viktor Yushchenko acknowledged Blatter’s services to Ukranian football by presenting him with the prestigious Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise.