Also, as part of the visit, Ilyumzhinov visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and prayed at the Western Wall. Moreover, he met with a compatriot -- a native of Kalmykia, musician Savr Edniashev.
On July 7, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Jerusalem, where he held talks with the leaders of Israel Chess Federation and joined the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah 2017 Games.
FIDE President made a welcoming speech and attended the tournament hall. After the official part, at a press conference, he presented the project of building a chess academy in Jerusalem.