Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia secured the third-place position in the 2nd WorldSkills Asia (WSA) Competition recently held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, as informed by the Ministry of Manpower on Saturday.

"You are the nation's best sons and daughters who have fought with all your might to make Indonesia prouder," said Anwar Sanusi, the ministry's Secretary General.

Welcoming the Indonesian delegation upon their return from Abu Dhabi, he praised them for their efforts and safe return, especially acknowledging the competitors and experts who struggled to give their best for the country.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Ali, the ministry's Acting Secretary of Vocational Training and Productivity Development, expressed pride in the delegates who succeeded in making their country proud at the Asia-level competition.

During the event, the Indonesian delegation secured the third position with a total of nine medals—3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze, and 1 medallion of excellence.

Indonesia earned medals in all nine skill fields in which it participated.

As a token of appreciation for the winners, the Ministry of Manpower also awarded competitors, experts, and leaders of vocational and training institutions that trained the participants.

Additionally, they received certificates of participation from WSA host Abu Dhabi.

"Hopefully, these awards can be useful and utilized to their fullest potential," Ali added.

At the ASEAN-level WSA, Indonesia emerged as the overall champion with a total of 27 medals: 14 gold, 8 silver, 3 bronze, and 2 medallions of excellence.

Deputy Minister of Manpower Afriansyah Noor expressed hope that Indonesia's success at the 2023 WSA would continue in 2025 in the Philippines.

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Editor: Anton Santoso
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