Another result of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's working visit to Lebanon – the FIDE representation office to be opened in the capital of Beirut. The premises shall also have the Lebanese Chess Federation offices. "This wonderful building is situated on the central street of the most expensive Beirut's district," FIDE President said. "This office is most likely to become the most lavish among all existing offices. All expenses will be borne by a well-known businessman Alain Khoueiry, who invested into the building around 500000 USD. He will also be the head of the Global Chess branch on Mediterranean and Middle East direction." The main tasks of the representation office shall be popularization and development of chess in the said countries.