The “Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation” (ITEC) Day aiming to intensify experience and knowledge sharing between India and Indonesia was held by the Indian Embassy in Indonesia on March 5.

Addressing the event, which is part of the South – South cooperation, Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh said since its launch in Indonesia in 1994, the ITEC has trained 1,500 Indonesian officials and students in the civil and military fields.

Besides, it has provided Indonesia with over 100 learning opportunities, particularly in the field of information technology and business, Singh noted.

He added the ITEC also plays a great role in furthering the bilateral strategic partnership.

Initiated by the Indian Government in 1964, the ITEC includes 300 training programmes in numerous fields, including English, journalism, information technology, agriculture, banking, and rural development.

The South – South cooperation is regarded as a broad spectrum of collaboration between developing countries in the field of human resources, technology and knowledge.-VNA