The head of the Egyptian Chess Federation thanks FIDE President

Your Excellency, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov! The Egyptian Chess Federation (ECF) expresses its gratitude to you.

On behalf of ECF and thousands of Egyptian players, I would like to express our gratitude for your kind assistance in providing 12 tickets for the men's and women's teams of Egypt (Cairo-Moscow-Khanty-Mansiysk) to participate in the World Chess Championship on June 16-27, 2017.

I appreciate your help reflecting your interest in promoting chess in Africa. I would also like to thank the Assistant to FIDE President Mr. Berik Balgabaev for his excellent cooperation and prompt response. Gens una sumus!

Kind regards,
Dr. Hesham Elgendy,
President of the Egyptian Chess Federation