Lavrov and Kerry discuss the United States refusal to issue visa to Ilyumzhinov

According to Ilyumzhinov, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry at the next meeting would look into the situation over a US entry visa refusal to the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Ilyumzhinov told TASS:

"I still hope that I can come to the match for world chess crown to personally honour the winner. By the way, I have invited Donald Trump to the closing ceremony. I hope he will be able to attend it like our President Vladimir Putin did at a similar ceremony in Sochi in 2014," stressed the head of FIDE.

Recall that the match for the title of world chess champion between Norwegian title-holder Magnus Carlsen and Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin will end in New York on November 30.