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Sky the limit for ties with SL: India

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Colombo: The sky is the limit for the partnership between India and Sri Lanka, India’s High Commissioner here Gopal Baglay said in remarks published on Saturday.

The diplomat made the remarks on Thursday as he emphasised the importance of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme in overall bilateral ties, The Island newspaper reported.

The High Commission celebrated ITEC Day 2022 to mark 58 years of capacity-building partnership between India and Sri Lanka through the ITEC.

“High Commissioner emphasised the importance of ITEC cooperation in the overall India-Sri Lanka partnership and remarked that ‘sky is the limit’ for the bilateral partnership,” the Indian High Commission said.

ITEC is a bilateral assistance programme run by India. Baglay said this was a demand-driven, response-oriented programme that focuses on addressing the needs of developing countries through innovative technological cooperation between India and the partnering nation.

The High Commissioner also noted India’s endeavour to help Sri Lanka in the education sector, including in higher education through partnerships between higher education institutes in India and Sri Lanka.

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