The FIDE President, Head of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Vietnam on a working visit. At the airport Thang Shon Niat he was met by the President of the country Nguyen Minh Triet, the Secretary of the City Council Le Thanh Hai and the Mayor of Ho Chi Minh Le Hoang Quan as well as high officials of the President's Administration and Foreign Ministry. The President's programme has been very tight and resulted in very important news. Now Vietnam shall be part of the FIDE Chess in Schools programme. First the wisest game shall be taught in several provinces of the country. Should the pilot programme be successful, chess will become part of the comprehensive curriculum of Vietnam.
Airport Thang Shon Niat
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the President of SRV Nguyen Minh Triet