EDU Chairman Smbat Lputian has had many more meetings :
UN Ambassador H.E. Mher Margaryan. He chaired the United Nations virtual event in Observance of World Chess Day, Chess for Recovering Better* on 20 July . In 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 74/22 designating the 20th of July as World Chess Day. The resolution acknowledges the important opportunities offered by chess in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, such as strengthening education, promoting empowerment of women and girls, global cooperation and culture of peace through chess as an affordable and inclusive activity.
*Chess for Recovering Better can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KAXgvV2y5E
Abigail Tian Hongwei (China).
ISF (International School Sport Federation) Sports director Josip Košutić and Ozgur Solakoglu, discussions on the ISF activities and possible cooperation.
Zef Tillman (President of Timor Leste CH (East Timor)) and GM Ziaur Rahman (Bangladesh
Inthava Vilavane (Laos).
Mariano Ortega (Cape Verde) – will have support of MinEd to change their CiSQ program to a curriculum subject. Implementing a pilot in one school, then will extend to all schools.
Pakistan is commencing a pilot in four regions – chess to be included in 25 schools in each region.