An opening ceremony of Nakhchivan-2019 International Chess Festival marking the 96th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev has been held at Nakhchivan State Musical Drama Theatre.
The festival participants first visited a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev and viewed exhibits on the national leader`s life and activities at the Heydar Aliyev Museum.
The opening ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov, Azerbaijan`s Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov, President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov and President of the Turkish Chess Federation, FIDE Vice President Gulkiz Tulay.
Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov addressed the opening ceremony.
Nakhchivan-2019 International Chess Festival brings together 356 chess players from 14 countries.