President Serzh Sargsyan today received renowned public figure, Chairman of the Peace Fund, repeated world chess champion Anatoly Karpov.
President Sargsyan said he is always a welcome visitor in Armenia and our country does not only remember his achievements in chess, but is also informed of his public activity.
According to Anatoly Karpov, the Peace Fund, which has been functioning since 1983, has branches in 27 countries of the world and launches activity in different spheres. He noted that after the devastating earthquake in Spitak in 1988 the Peace Fund was one of the first to extend a helping hand to the casualties.
Speaking about the future programs, Karpov said they intend to organize an exhibition of the production of a number of Russian enterprises in Armenia in October. He ranked high the active work of the Armenian branch of the Peace Fund.
The interlocutors talked about the chess successes of Armenia, and the perspectives of development of chess in Armenia. The repeated world chess champion said the team spirit was a decisive factor in the victory of the Armenian team in the Olympics.