The tournament was held at the initiative of Azerbaijani Embassy in Vietnam with support from the chess federations of the two countries.
An award ceremony for young Vietnamese chess players who were the winners of the first Friendship Chess Tournament was also held on the same day.
The delegation from the Vietnam-Azerbaijan Friendship Association was led by Dao Xuan Tien, member of the standing committee of the association and Director of the Centre of Azerbaijan Science, Culture and History, and attended the ceremony along with press agencies from Vietnam.
In his speech, Azerbaijani Ambassador Shovgi Mehdizade said the friendship chess tournament is an important event, promoting the active interaction and exchange between the young generations of the two countries.
The young generation is considered an important factor in people-to-people diplomacy. The long-standing friendship between the two countries, which was built and nurtured by Presidents Heydar Aliyev and Ho Chi Minh, will forever endure and be developed further by future generations.
Expressing gratitude to the Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Vietnam for their initiative in organising chess competitions, General Secretary of the Vietnam Chess Federation Nguyen Thi Anh Thu and Grandmaster Bui Vinh expressed their hope that the embassy will continue to support the organisation of events at higher levels and promote the exchange of delegations, thus offering opportunities for Vietnamese players to meet and gain experience from the world, with Azerbaijan having recorded a high position on the world chess map.