Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Igor Dodon

Dear Igor Nikolayevich! On behalf of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) I cordially congratulate you on your election to the post of President of the Republic of Moldova. Your victory in the elections is evidence of confidence of the people of the Republic in you as a politician and as a person, the result of your hard work, inexhaustible energy, ability to see the perspective and scale of events and ability to captivate and inspire people.

I am sure that your activities in this post will help to promote the traditional and mutually beneficial cooperation between the FIDE and the Chess Federation of Moldova and benefit the development and popularization of chess not only in the Republic but also in the international arena.

On this remarkable day for Moldova, I would like to wish you a brilliant success in your activities and endeavors, good health, and peace and prosperity to the Moldovan people.

Yours faithfully,
President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov