Working meetings of FIDE President in Myanmar Print
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:40

In view of the fact that the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is resided in the new capital Nay Pyi Taw, the Ministry of Education of Myanmar entrusted the rector of the Western University Dr. Khine Myel to meet with the FIDE President to discuss the issues related to chess, especially the "Chess in Schools" programme. A careful consideration at the meeting was given to the mutual cooperation between FIDE, Ministry of Education of the country and the Myanmar chess federation. The President of Myanmar CF Mr. Maung Maung Lwin was present at the meeting.

FIDE President, President of Myanmar CF Maung Maung Lwin at the meeting with rector of Western University Dr. Khine Myel, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Director-General Department of Higher Education, Mr. U Tin Aung, Deputy Director


FIDE President and Dr. Khine Myel

On July 12, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the Minister of Hotels, Tourism and Sports of Myanmar, H.E. U Tint Hsan, who is also the President of Myanmar Olympic Committee. FIDE President told about the results of the 2nd Campomanes Memorial in Yangon with 130 participants from 12 countries, "Chess in Schools" programme and the main activities of FIDE. At the meeting the Minister made a decision to include chess as a new specialization in the sports institute and supported the idea of addressing to IOC members regarding inclusion of chess in the programme of the Olympic Games. At the meeting were also present Mr. Maung Maung Lwin, President of Myanmar Chess Federation, Mr. U Thaung, General Secretary of Myanmar Olympic Committee, Mr. Naw Tawng, Deputy Director-General of Sports and Physical Education Department of Ministry of Sports.

Meeting with the Minister of Hotels, Tourism and Sports of Myanmar, H.E. U Tint Hsan

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and H.E. U Tint Hsan

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