FIDE, AGON and SOCAR Formally Agreed in Baku: The Candidates Tournament Will Be Sponsored by Azerbaijan

Время публикации: 03.04.2012 15:10 | Последнее обновление: 03.04.2012 21:36

Chess-News has been informed that today there was a signing of two agreements in Baku, which was attended by the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the head of Agon Andrew Paulson. The signing ceremony was held in the Hiton hotel and was attended by the head of the Azerbaijan's national oil company SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev, the President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov, and the Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Ragimov.

The Presidents of FIDE and Azerbaijan Chess Federation signed one document. In the other document, Agon and SOCAR agreed that the Azerbaijani company will be the sponsor of the Candidates Tournament to be held in March of next year.


Therefore, all agreements concerning the running and organisation of the Candidates Tournament became official.


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