FIDE President visits the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

On November 12, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made a working visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. During the visit, the FIDE President held a number of preplanned activities and met with his friends - graduates and students of MGIMO.

Recall that the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been to Vietnam for a working visit on April 20, 2014. At that time, he held a meeting with former President Nguyen Minh Triet in the province of Binh Duong. In the framework of the meeting, the sides agreed to start a pilot project of the programme ‘Chess in Schools’ in the home province of the head of Vietnam.

Ilyumzhinov noted with satisfaction that the project was successfully being developed in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. During this visit the President of FIDE visited a Buddhist temple and other places of interest in Hanoi.