The official raising of the flags of the participating countries took place in the WorldSkills Village
August 20). The ceremony of opening the WorldSkills Village and raising the
flags of the countries and regions participating in the championship took place
in Kazan. Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor
of Kazan, Simon Bartley, the President of WorldSkills International, and others
took part in it.
the participating teams, guests and experts, Rustam Minnikhanov thanked the
leadership and Simon Bartley, the President of WorldSkills International, for
their support in preparing for the championship.
days, we will officially open the world championship. We are ready for the
world championship of working professions”, said R. Minnikhanov. He also
reminded that teams from 63 countries came to Kazan, they are the best of the
best in their competencies.
President of the RT wished everyone good competition and success. He also
expressed the hope that all the participants in the championship will like
Kazan, the republic and Russia.
Bartley, the President of WorldSkills International, thanked the leadership of
Tatarstan, Russia and the members of the WorldSkills 2019 organizing committee
for the work.
will be home for a few days for more than 1300 contestants”, said Simon
Bartley. “And the house is a place of friendship, support, and comfort.
Participants can take a break from the heat of competition here and understand
that competitors can also be friends. I hope all participants will take with
them the spirit of unity and understanding”.
also reminded that the WorldSkills flag visited many countries on five
continents and another 24 destinations in Russia before reaching Kazan.
Urazov, the general director of the Union of Young Professionals (Worldskills
Russia), wished successful competitions to the participants of the championship,
reports the press service of the President of the RT.