Ilyumzhinov completes his working visit to Gaborone

On August 19, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov delivered a parting word at the ceremony of seeing off the youth team of Botswana to the Interschool African Championship, which began in Harare (Zimbabwe) a day later.

Also in the ceremony were Mayor Gaborone Kagiso Calvin Thutlwe, the Russian grandmaster and the coach of the team Nikolai Chadaev, head of the Chess Federation of Botswana Motokomedi Tabano and other officials.

In addition, President of the National Olympic Committee of Botswana Negris Malili Kgositsile, awarded the head of FIDE with a special medal for an outstanding contribution to the development of chess in the country.