1. As clearly stated in Article 1 of FIDE’s statutes, FIDE rejects discriminatory treatment for national, political, racial, social or religious reasons or on account of gender. According to the same statutory provision, FIDE events (competitions, congresses, meetings) may be hosted only by Federations where free access is generally assured to representatives of all Federations. 

2. Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, repeatedly marked this point during his election campaign as a candidate for the position of FIDE’s President. He publicly emphasized this point again after he was elected at the General Assembly in Batumi in October 2018. 

3. Finally, FIDE re-affirms its rejection of any discriminatory treatment (as stated in Article 1 of FIDE’s statutes) and publicly commits to not hold any tournament or event in a country that does not use visas and otherwise grant entry to any and all players, qualified to participate in FIDE events, as well as to other participants, regardless of their national origin and/or citizenship.

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