Arkady Dvorkovich meets with President of Azerbaijan

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich, its Vice-President Mahir Mamedov, and its General Director Emil Sutovsky.

Mr Aliyev confirmed his support for the development of chess in the country, which is currently hosting the FIDE World Youth Olympiad. He reiterated the continuation and expansion of the “Chess in Education” program and expressed the readiness to host upcoming major FIDE events.