The Head of FIDE Congratulates the Lithuanian Chess Player Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen

Dear Victorija!

On behalf of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and myself, I cordially congratulate you on your election to the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania.
The voters and the party colleagues have shown their great confidence in you.  I am sure you will achieve the successful implementation of your public and social objectives, and your work in this capacity will further strengthen the traditionally close and mutually beneficial relations between FIDE and Lithuania.

I hope you will support the good tradition of chess festivals held in the Parliament and more attention will be paid to our beloved game, especially to the program ‘Chess in Schools’ with your assistance.

I wish you all the best, good health, happiness and success in your responsible position.

 Yours faithfully,
 FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov