On January 30 – February 1 the meeting of the European Chess Union Council took place in Cyprus. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of FIDE Chess in Education Commission, Director of “Chess” Scientific Research Institute, GM Smbat Lputian. During the meeting Mr. Lputian has discussed works implemented in chess in education and future plans with the President of the European Chess Union Zurab Azmayparashvili, Chairman of the Educational Commission Jesper Hall, and with the Director of the Secondary Education Department at the Ministry of Education of Cyprus Louis Kyprianos. According to the Director of the Institute, serious work is being done to introduce chess in the field of general education in Cyprus, but they are planning to visit Armenia to discuss, plan and receive methodical support from local specialists.

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