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HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE : Dr Mong Joon Chung welcomed to Downing Street [December 2009]

The press release issued by 10 Downing Street on 7 December 2009.

The Prime Minister has met Dr Mong Joon Chung, vice-President of FIFA and chairman of the ruling Grand National Party in South Korea, at Downing Street.

Gordon Brown and Dr Chung discussed their cooperation in taking forward the G20 agenda as South Korea takes over the Chairmanship in January.

Before the meeting the PM said they would also discuss England’s bid for the World Cup in 2018.

“We have an outstanding bid, world-leading facilities and infrastructure, and a country that is totally united in its determination to bring the world cup to England.

I look forward to discussing the 2018 bid with Dr. Chung, and will be reiterating to him that the government will offer its fullest support to give our bid the best prospects of success.”