The agreement on creation of Afro-Asian Chess Association was signed in Khanty-Mansiysk

The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Continental President for Asia Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehyan and the Continental President for Africa Lakhdar Mazouz have signed an agreement on the creation of Afro-Asian Chess Association. The organization will be headed by Asia Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehyan.

The Headquarters of the Association will be located in the United Arab Emirates.

The establishment of the Afro-Asian Chess Association will contribute to the popularization of chess in the region.