Azerbaijani President Resolved Creating the Organizing Committee for Holding Wolrd Cup and Olympiad

Время публикации: 15.02.2013 20:12 | Последнее обновление: 15.02.2013 20:14

The Azerbaijani President's official website published Ilkham Aliyev's order to create the Organizing Committee for holding the World Cup 2015 and Olympiad 2016 which are planned to take place in Baku. The First Deputy Prime Minister Yakub Eyyubov has been appointed as a Chairman of the Committee. The 15 members of the Organizing Committee are the ministers of the country, the Head of the Executive Authority of Baku, president of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), president of Azerbaijani Chess Federation Elman Rustamov and two Vice Presidents: Mahir Mammadov and Faik Gasanov.      

"It's noteworthy that Azerbaijan is the only FIDE member country (among 180 countries) which has approved a state program of developing chess," Aliev said.

The Organizing Committee is charged to prepare the plan of activities for the World Cup and Olympiad and ensure its implementation.

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