To mark the 50th Anniversary of the commencement of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme of the Government of India, the Embassy of India in Sanaa celebrated ITEC Day on 23 February, 2015. H.E. Mr. Omar Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani, Deputy Minister in Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation was the Chief Guest on the occasion. H.E. Mr. Abdullah Al- Montaser, Head of Department of Asia and Australia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the Guest of Honour. Around 100 beneficiaries of the progarrme and other friends of India participated in the event.
On the occasion, the Deputy Minister thanked the Government of India through the Embassy of India in Sana’a for providing a large number of ITEC scholarships to Yemeni nationals, and wished that the programme continues as it is proving very useful for Yemen in capacity building. He also highlighted the deep-rooted Yemen-India relations. The Deputy Minister especially highlighted the role of IT training in benefitting Yemen.
The Ambassador said that Government of India offers a wide range of courses in capacity-building and educational institutions. Its popularity has been growing in Yemen. He also discussed the ICT Centre to be opened in Yemen for the benefit of Yemeni nationals. He encouraged the ITEC beneficiaries to continue to be in touch with the Embassy and India and with the relationships that they had built during their training. He announced that a special publication on experience of ITEC trainees will be brought out by the Embassy. Head of the Asia and Australia department also thanked the Government of India and Embassy for the ITEC programme.
The ITEC programme forms an important part of India-Yemen bilateral relations. The Government of India sponsors short-term technical training courses for Yemeni nationals in premier Indian educational and training institutions, in areas such as English language, IT skills, human resources management, banking & finance and entrepreneurship.