Ilyumzhinov Responds To Gaddafi Visit Furore

Ilyumzhinov Responds To Gaddafi Visit Furore

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 14, 2011, 8:19 AM |
34 | Chess Politics

The visit of the FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (pictured) to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has caused such a storm of protest that FIDE has released a brief response to the controversy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

I was asked to visit Libya this past weekend, and I am very satisfied that I saw that chess could play such a critical role in promoting peace at this time of crisis.

I had very serious meetings regarding the objectives I had set, and I am proud that FIDE could contribute to the peace process in the region and the world.

It is therefore unfortunate that some people are trying to use this trip to wrongfully politicize the situation in FIDE and I am asking everybody to show complete solidarity for the peace efforts in Libya.


GENS UNA SUMUS - WE ARE ONE FAMILY

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President

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