FIDE and FIFA will closely cooperate Print
Wednesday, 23 August 2006 00:00
On 22 August 2006 the President of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov accompanied by the FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos arrived on a working visit in Zurich, Switzerland. The main task of their visit was to meet with the FIFA representatives in order to discuss the future collaboration between FIDE and FIFA. The meeting was held the same day in the newly built FIFA House (FIFA headquarters) on FIFA Strasse. Read more on the visit here.

On 22 August 2006 the President of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov accompanied by the FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos arrived on a working visit in Zurich, Switzerland.

The main task of their visit was to meet with the FIFA representatives in order to discuss the future collaboration between FIDE and FIFA. The meeting was held the same day in the newly built FIFA House (FIFA headquarters) on FIFA Strasse.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and FIFA Secretary General Urs Linsi both expressed the positive expectations of the future cooperation between two big sport bodies. The issues of mutual collaboration between FIDE and FIFA on different programmes were discussed. But the principal lines that two Ogranizations will keep are: healthy life style propaganda and no drugs in sport.

It is worth to add that the meeting was held in a very friendly atmosphere. At the end of the meeting FIDE President invited FIFA Secretary General to attend the forth coming World Chess Championship Match Topalov-Kramnik in Elista from 21 September - 15 October 2006. Mr. Linsi thanked Mr. Ilyumzhinov, expressed his interest in this match and promised to do his utmost to see one of the most fascinating battle of the chess history. In his turn, FIFA Secretary General invited FIDE President to see not less attracting competition of the World Footbal Championship Final, Girls Under 20, which will take place on 3 September in Moscow. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov promised to be there and watch one of the most enthralling sights in sport.

 
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