Jakarta, InfoPublik - President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah appreciated the success of the organization of the biggest Asian sports competition, Asian Games XVIII/2018.
Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Zulkifli Hasan congratulated the parties involved in organizing the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. "Congratulations to the committee and the government. It was organized very well. Thank God, it was a success," Zulkifli said at the parliament complex in Senayan, Jakarta, Monday (9/3).
Zulkifli also stated that he witnessed the event from the opening ceremony until the closing ceremony. He claimed to be very proud of the services provided by the organizers and they have made Indonesia proud.
"They provided excellent service to the guests and the athletes. We should thank God for that and for the success of the event," he explained.
Zulkifli also applauded the Indonesian contingent on the achievements in the Games. The Indonesian contingent ranked fourth in the final medal tally with 31 gold, 24 silver and 43 bronze medals. "Our athletes have won 31 gold medals. It is beyond our expectation and we are very proud of that. Therefore, once again we congratulate the organizers, the government, Mr. Erick Thohir (chairman of the 2018 Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee/INASGOC), Mr. Syafruddin (chef de mission of the Indonesian contingent for the 2018 Asian Games), Mr. Jusuf Kalla, and all related government agencies,” he said.
"I am very proud to the athletes who have performed well. We are all very proud, Indonesia is very proud," he concluded. (Reporter: Wandi, Translator: Erik Limantara)