FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Armenian Chess Federation President Serzh Sargsian on re-election
Friday, 30 January 2009 14:45
Dear Mr. Serzh Sargsian,
On behalf of the World Chess Federation and on my personal behalf I cordially congratulate you on the re-election to the position of President of Armenian Chess Federation.
The last election is the evidence of the high-level of your professional knowledge and administrative competence.The experience of our successful cooperation inspires the confidence that your activity on the post will continue to contribute to further strengthening the traditionally close and mutually beneficial relations between FIDE and Armenian Chess Federation.
Thanks to your support, chess has become one of the foundations of mass sports and the sports movement in Armenia. Your chess players have won on the world stage the glory of unconquerable chess players. Olympic gold of men's team at the World Chess Olympiads in Turin and Dresden proofs it.
You made an outstanding contribution to the popularization of chess in Armenia. Without exaggeration, you opened the way to the world of chess to thousands of people. We wish you success in your work, in realization of the sports and social programs of the federation aimed at development and promotion of professional and amateur chess and promotion of healthy lifestyle.
FIDE cordially congratulates and wishes you success in all your affairs and endeavors as well as good health to you and your family.
Head of Republic of Kalmykia
Please download the Congratulation letter (Russian).