FIDE President Meets with Armenian President Robert Kocharian Print
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 00:00
His Excellency Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Republic of Armenia President Robert Kocharian, congratulated him on the achievements of Armenian chess and thanked him for his support for chess development and organization of high level tournaments. Kirsan reported on the Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match and last month's FIDE Presidential Board Meeting in Elista. At Kirsan's suggestion, President Kocharian tasked the Armenian Minister of Education to introduce chess in schools in Armenia. Read more. His Excellency Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Republic of Armenia President Robert Kocharian and thanked him for his support for chess development and organization of high level tournaments in Armenia.

Kirsan congratulated him on the achievements of Armenian chess, citing the recent record:

1. Levon Aronian won the World Cup;
2. The Armenian team won the Olympiad in Turin;
3. The Armenian Women's team won the European Club Cup; and
4. Zaven Andreasian of Armenia has just won the World Juniors.

The FIDE President elaborated on the Chess in Schools project, citing the positive experience following the introduction of chess in Kalmyk schools. President Kocharian was convinced and tasked his Minister of Education to introduce chess in schools in Armenia.

Kirsan reported on the result of the Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match and last month's Presidential Board Meeting in Elista.

Based on this experience in the Kramnik-Topalov Match, it was decided to have anti-computer testing at next year's World Junior and Girls Championships, also in Yerevan.

The head of Kalmykia cordially invited President Kocharian to visit Elista.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (left) is received by His Excellency Robert Kocharian, President of the Republic of Armenia


Armenian Chess Federation President Serzh Sargsian (right) with the FIDE President and the President of the Republic of Armenia


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Serzh Sargsian

 
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