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Kiwi PM wants Games to proceed

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key remained confident that his country will field a team for the Commonwealth Games despite Sunday's firing incident outside a New Delhi mosque.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2010 00:10 IST

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key remained confident that his country will field a team for the Commonwealth Games despite Sunday's firing incident outside a New Delhi mosque.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) is seeking more information about the shooting incident outside the Jama Masjid mosque that left two Taiwanese nationals injured. Key said he is hopeful that the Games will proceed and New Zealand will get a rich haul of medals.

"One always takes attacks like these seriously but we are also very hopeful that the Games will proceed, that New Zealand will go and do very well," Key told New Zealand Herald. "We are providing the best advice we can to the NZOC who have to make that decision by Sep 24 whether to travel to Delhi or not," Key said.

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