The Embassy of India will on Tuesday celebrate the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Day, which symbolises the South Asian country’s role in the development of global programmes.
According to an embassy press release yesterday, Ambassador Manika Jain will receive 200 prominent Cambodian ITEC alumni.
Guests of honour will include Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi, Foreign Affairs Ministry secretary of state Eat Sophea, Rural Development Ministry secretary of state Sao Chivoan and Information Ministry secretary of state Men Saman.
It said the ITEC programme was launched by the Indian government in 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance to 158 developing countries.
It was a part of India’s initiative in the South-South cooperation and is a symbol of India’s role in global developmental programmes, it said.
Bilateral cooperation programmes under the ITEC include capacity building by way of organising training in the fields of administration, accountancy, governance, IT, banking, information technology, energy, management, tourism and law enforcement for officials in ministries in the Kingdom.
“So far, more than 1,600 Cambodian nationals working in various Ministries, departments, and autonomous bodies such as the National Bank of Cambodia and Electricite du Cambodge have benefited from training programmes in their respective fields of their work,” the press release said, noting that 150 officials will be trained this year.