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FIFA President to present FIFA Order of Merit to The Prime Minister of Thailand

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will make a special presentation of the FIFA Order of Merit to H.E. Pol. Lt. Col. Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra, The Prime Minister of Thailand, at 14.00 on Thursday, 25 November 2004 at the Thai Government House in Bangkok.

All members of the media are invited to attend the presentation. Although no specific accreditation is needed, all journalists are requested to arrive no later than 13.40 and to bring their passport/identification cards for a security check to enter the government buildings. In addition, appropriate attire is necessary to attend the ceremony (i.e. no shorts, jeans, t-shirts or sandals).

The presentation will take place in the Thai Khoo Fah Building of the Thai Government House (Pitsanuloke Road, Dusit District, Bangkok) and will be conducted in English. The text of the Order of Merit will be made available in both English and Thai language versions.

FIFA Communications Division Bangkok, 24 November 2004 Media Release N°25