President Ilyumzhinov pay visits to the FIDE members.
This week he was in France and Armenia
FIDE President congratulates Serzh Sargsian
9/04: FIDE President arrived to Yerevan on invitation of Armenian side where he is participating in the session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia devoted to the inauguration of the Armenian President Serzh Sargsian. We remind you that Armenian President Serzh Sargsian was re-elected to the new tenure on the post of President of Armenia on February 18, 2013. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsian have long-standing business and friendly relations associated with the development of chess in Armenia, as the head of Armenia is also a president of the Armenian Chess Federation.
Working visit of the FIDE President to France
On April 5 the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to France. He met with newly elected President of French Chess Federation Mr. Diego Salazar. President Ilyumzhinov congratulated Mr. Salazar and expressed the hope that constructive relations will be established between FIDE and new leadership of the French CF. The FIDE President underlined the importance of traditional chess in France for FIDE, stating that the French CF is one of the better structured and active Federations in FIDE.