International leg of WorldSkills Flag Relay wraps up in Chinese Taipei. Russian leg in underway
Chinese Taipei welcomed the WorldSkills flag. The Ceremony took place in Taichung, the host city of the 48th National Skills Competition. Taichung marked the last stop of the international leg of the Relay. On 8 August, the flag will travel to Yuzhnosakhalinsk and start its Russian leg.
The ceremony was attended by the honorary guests, among them Vice President for Special Affairs in WorldSkills International, San-Quei Lin and Minister of Labor, Ming-Chun Hsu. The patch of the previous WorldSkills Competition in Chinese Taipei in 1993 was added to the flag.
The Flag Relay started last year when the WorldSkills Flag was handed to Kazan, the next WorldSkills host city, on 20 October during the Closing Ceremony of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The flag arrived in Sochi, Russia the next day. It was then launched into space and kept on board the International Space Station for more than two months, before returning at the end of February. Since March 12 the WorldSkills flag has been travelling around the world, as it continues its journey across the 20 countries that have hosted the WorldSkills Competition previously.
After the international phase of the relay is complete the flag will travel across Russia, and the Republic of Tatarstan before being delivered to Kazan during the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer