FIDE President congratulates Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla on his election as the President of the Arab Chess Federation

On February 14, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent a congratulatory letter to Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla. The letter reads as follows:

"Your Excellency! From the bottom of my heart, I would like to congratulate you on your election to the post of President of the Arab Chess Federation. I am sure that the chess community has made the right decision by choosing such a worthy person as the leader of the Arab Chess Federation. You deserve this honour, thanks to hard work and earnest attitude to our favorite game.

I am sure that your knowledge and experience, your professional and personal qualities will contribute to further successful development of chess in the UAE and all over the world. It is hard to overestimate the important role that you play in educating a new generation of grand masters of the Emirates and in expansion of the circle of lovers of this ancient intellectual game.
I wish you continued success in the forthcoming events and I guarantee my full and all-round support of all your efforts to further develop this royal sport."