Azerbaijan Plans For the Future: Chess Academy, World Cup – 2015 and Olympiad-2016

Время публикации: 16.08.2012 11:07 | Последнее обновление: 16.08.2012 11:07

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has visited Baku for official meeting with Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev as well as with the national Chess federation president Elman Rustamov and Azerbaijan Minister of Sport and Youth Azad Rakhimov.

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The FIDE site says that both sides have signed an agreement according to which they will take measures to carry out several events which will help to develop chess in the country. Apart from it Ilyumzhinov and Aliyev have discussed the construction of Chess academy in Baku, where FIDE can hold top international tournaments. The President of Azerbaijan has underlined the fact that he supports his country bid for the World Cup-2015 and Olympiad-2016 along with the FIDE Congress.


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