On April 29, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Vietnam on a business trip. The head of FIDE met with representatives of Vietnam business in Hanoi. The meeting was held in a warm and constructive atmosphere.
After the talks, Ilyumzhinov played chess with a young Vietnamese chess player. In memory of the game, which ended in a draw, FIDE president presented the girl with chess set.
On the same day, Kirsan Nikolayevich visited a Buddhist temple and then dined at a Hanoi restaurant. Especially he liked the popular in Vietnam dish "Pho". "It reminds Kalmyk guirta mahan (mutton on the bone with dough pieces in broth with tuzluk sauce - Ed.)", Ilyumzhinov wrote in his tweet.