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Prime Minister Clark declares full support

On 20 February, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed a five-member FIFA delegation to Parliament House in Wellington, where she expressed her full support for her country’s hosting of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2008. “This event will be a perfect catalyst to use as role modeling for young girls here in New Zealand. It fits very well with our ?Mission-On’ health and sports programme and we will be able to develop some very important initiatives around this event. We want you to tell the FIFA President how big this event is for us Kiwis,” the Prime Minister emphasized to FIFA and LOC representatives led by FIFA Executive Committee member and Organizing Committee chairman Chuck Blazer (USA).