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Flag Relay

The WorldSkills Flag Relay is a unique project that took place for the first time in the history of the WorldSkills movement. The goal of the project was to bring together young professionals from all over the world, as well as to demonstrate the importance of vocational skills for economic growth and personal success.

During the Closing Ceremony of the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the WorldSkills flag was handed over to Russia, the next host nation, and Kazan, the next host city of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of ACTVET, and Ali Al Marzouqi, CEO, representing WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, handed over the WorldSkills flag to the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer.

Present at the WorldSkills Flag Handover Ceremony on behalf of the Russian Federation were Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Olga Golodets, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, Director General of WorldSkills Russia, Robert Urazov, Mayor of Kazan, Ilsur Metshin, and Director General of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), Alexey Likhachev.