On July, 9th 2010 FIDE President visited BOLIVIA . Please read the article here.On the 10th of July the FIDE President, Head of the Republic of Kalmykia arrived on a working visit to Peru.
In the Lima international airport he was welcomed by numerous chess aficionados led by the President of the National Federation President Dr. Milton Iturri and Vice Governor of the Callao province Mrs. Yaneth Tapua Zamudio. Immediately after the working meeting took place where the parties with satisfaction noted the successful points of the chess development in the country. It was underlined that at the last World Youth Championships in Turkey in 2009 the Peru team won two gold medals, which is the same achievement with the team of Russia.
The same day Kirsan Ilyumzhinov received a diploma of the Doctor of Honours of the Norbert Wiener University from the rector of the University, Mr. Cezar Lip Licham. Following the tradition, the new Doctor delivered his lecture.
During the visit to Peru, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Cusco
, the ancient city of Inca empire, where he met with the Mayor of Cusco Mr. Luis Arturo Flores Garcia. The Mayor presented to FIDE President a rod - symbol of power of ancient Incas. Please read the PICTORIAL REPORT here
The other meeting of the FIDE President was with the President of the Peru Sports Institute Mr. Arturo Woodman, where possible ways of further cooperation between FIDE and the country were discussed. The chief official of the Peruvian sport has advised, in respect of the Chess in Schools programme launching, to start with a pilot programme in a certain school, considering their great number in the country (more than 70, 000 ) and difficulties in reaching some of the schools.
In the evening the FIDE President met with the representatives of the Peruvian chess and answered their numerous various questions.