PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA CONGRATULATE MR. AZMAIPARASHVILI ON WINNING THE ECU ELECTIONS

Zurab-Azmaiparashvili

On the occasion of winning the election for President of the European Chess Union, President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, and the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili congratulated Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili.
We present their letters in their entirety.

Letter of Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia

Dear Zurab,
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your victory at the presidential election of the European Chess Union. I want to congratulate this important phenomenon to Georgian Chess players, our citizens, as well as the European chess fans.
I am sure that international community made a right decision by electing such a worthy person as the leader of the European Chess Union. On the other side, you deserved this honor and responsibility by hard work and warm attitude towards your business.
I believe that your efforts will be fruitful for the development of sports infrastructure and chess popularization in Georgia and in Europe.
Once again, I wish you success, health and happiness.

Sincerely,
Giorgi Margvelashvili

Giorgi Margvelashvili

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter of Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia

Dear Zurab,
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your victory at the presidential election of the European Chess Union.
You, First Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, are the first person in the Sport’s History of Georgia who achieved high rank position at the international sport arena. It is a very important phenomenon in our country’s sport life.
It is very pleasant, that you will be the head of such an influential sport union in the world.
Dear Zurab, I wish you courage and success.

Sincerely,
Irakli Gharibashvili

Irakli Garibashivili




ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION

At the elections of the European Chess Union, held in Tromso (Norway), Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia was elected the ECU President. 33 delegates voted for him, while the confidence in his rival, former President Mr.  Silvio Danailov (Bulgaria) was placed by 18 delegates.

Zurab-Azmaiparashvili

In addition, apart from Mr. Azmaiparashvili, the members of his “ticket” were elected to office:

ECU Vice President – Mr. Finnbj?rn Vang from Faroe Islands;

ECU Deputy President – Mr. Ion Serban Dobronauteanu from Romania;

ECU Secretary General – Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou from Greece;

ECU Treasurer – Mr. Martin Huba from Slovakia.

Johann Pocksteiner (AUT), Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO) and Jean-Michel Rapaire (MNC) were elected as individual board members of the ECU.