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09.06.2009 11:30

Laporta flies out to Nova York


Joan Laporta flew out to New York this Tuesday where he will present the yearly report of the Fundaciˇ del FC Barcelona after its third year of collaboration with UNICEF.

President Joan Laporta led the club delegation on the trip to New York accompanied by the Director General of the Foundation, Marta Seg˙. The delegation left on a 10.30 flight.

”Everyone is very satisfied”

Before leaving, Laporta spoke to reporters and explained the reasons for the trip: “as we do every year, we are going to present the yearly report on the activities of the Fundaciˇ del FC Barcelona as a result of our collaboration agreement with them. UNICEF are also planning to give us recognition for the way the collaboration has worked so successfully – everyone is very satisfied with the way things are going.

Press conference on Wednesday

Boys_from_Swaziland_.JPGTo mark the opening in New York of the exhibition of photos VIH/SIDA Impact: Life and Hopes of Swazi Orphans, by Pep Bonet, UNICEF and FC Barcelona will present the report at a press conference at the exhibition on Wednesday at 14.00 local time.

Three years of co-operation

The press conference will also serve to analyze the alliance between Barca and UNICEF as an example of global partnership and to look at the results of the collaboration between the two organisations after three years of work to help young people suffering from AIDS.

Following the press conference, the exhibition VIH/SIDA Impact: Life and Hopes of Swazi Orphans, by Pep Bonet Hill be officially opened at UNICEF headquarters at 18-30.
Laporta flies out to Nova York

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Joan Laporta also commented on the signing of Kaka by Real Madrid and criticised the effect it could have on the summer transfer market: “this pushes the market out of orbit. It doesn’t have anything to do with the market conditions and it’s far too risky. It distorts the whole picture” On the other hand, Laporta stressed that such excessive spending wouldn’t affect Barca: “we only have to make a few small changes in the squad – I’m not at all bothered about its effect on us”.

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