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Welcome address by Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia

It is my wish that through this sports meeting, the participants will not only experience magnificent chess competitions but also have the opportunity to meet and appreciate in person both the unique historical and the modern character of Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia.

I would like to congratulate the "FIDE Grand Prix" organizers for choosing the City of Thessaloniki for hosting this tournament.

I strongly believe that this occasion will mark the beginning of a fruitful and fertile collaboration with FIDE in forthcoming events. To all the participants, I salute your commitment and I wish you all the best in the games.

Enjoy your stay in the City of Thessaloniki.

The Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia                    
Apostolos Tzitzikostas

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