Later, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Tan Zhongyi took part in a joint press conference. Having congratulated the winner, the head of FIDE proposed to the Mehrdad Pahlevanzade holding the women’s world championship match in Tehran. In addition, he expressed the hope that "in the foreseeable future Iran would be able to organize chess Olympiad as well."
After that the closing ceremony of the tournament, which, besides the guests, was attended by Deputy of Sport affaires of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Manaf Hashemi, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport of Iran Mohammed Reza Davarzani, the strongest Iranian chess player Magi and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Iran Sergey Burdulyak.
FIDE President handed out medals and winners’ cups to the champion and vice world champion and delivered a closing speech.
After the ceremony, Ilyumzhinov attended the reception hosted by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Iran at his residence.