The Chess Federation of Uzbekistan expresses gratitude to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

On 18 May, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov received a letter of gratitude from the First Vice President of the Uzbekistan Chess Federation Husan Turdialiyev. The letter reads as follows:

"Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich! Let me express our thankfulness and heartfelt gratitude for resolving the issue of financing the Asian Chess Championship during your visit to Tashkent on 14 May, 2018.

Thanks to your efforts, young chess players of Uzbekistan will be able to rise to the next stage of development of sportsmanship, and holding an event of this level will certainly expand the mass character of chess in our country and throughout Asia.
We are also very grateful to you for helping to further improve the quality of teaching chess in Uzbekistan schools and the planned training of coaches.
I wish you to achieve new heights and successful overcoming of the obstacles encountered. I look forward to continue our cooperation!"