During the meeting in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, World Chess Federation President’s Advisor Berik Balgabaev and Iran's Chess Federation President Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh exchanged views on a range of issues, including training chess players.
Balgabaev's visit comes just two weeks after the World Chess Federation and Asian Chess Federation reached an agreement to admit Iranian representatives to three FIDE committees; namely the regulations, women, and referees committees.
With 188 member federations, FIDE is among the biggest sports organizations in the world.
Iranian players have shown an outstanding presence in international competitions during the past years. According to the latest FIDE ratings, in the ranking of countries, Iran moved one place up compared to last month with 2,555 points, sitting in the 25th place.
The ranking is measured by the average rating of the country's top 10 players. The chess grandmaster, Parham Maghsoodloo stands at the world’s 4th place with 2,688 points in the juniors’ standard category. Another teen player, Alireza Firouzja (2,607) stands in 12th spot in the same category.