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Celebration of ITEC day on September 23, 2021

Sep 24, 2021


The Embassy of India, Beirut celebrated ITEC Day in Beirut on September 23, 2021 at the Haigazian University campus.


ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a major developmental assistance programme for capacity building offered by the Ministry of External Affairs, India to a large number of friendly countries across the World and is being offered to Lebanon for a long time. A large number of Government officials and defence personnel from Lebanon have benefited from the training programmes offered under ITEC.  


Ambassador Dr Suhel Ajaz Khan in his speech highlighted the importance of the event and stated that ITEC is a major pillar of the bilateral relations. He urged various ministries and government departments to make use of the training slots made available under ITEC . He also said that depending  upon the local requirements the training programmes can also be tailor-made.  


Members of Parliament and members of the Lebanese Indian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, H.E. Mr. Ali Osseiran and H.E. Mr. Anwar El Khalil graced the event. The event was also attended by Mr. Dany Gadaoun, Director General, Ministry of Industry, Mr. Amine Thebian, acting Director General Ministry of Tourism and members of ADLIR (Association of Development of Lebanese -Indian Relation). H.E. Anwar Khalil and Mr Dany Gadaoun also shared their thoughts with the audience.


Over 70 ITEC alumni participated in the event and shared their memories about their visit to India and their training experiences.  


Famous Lebanese Opera singer Tara Maalouf presented Indian songs during the event. The event was followed by a reception where Indian delicacies were served.

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