Tripoli, 18 August:
Indian IT companies . . .[restrict]may be destined to play a bigger role in helping the Libyan banking sector upgrade its system, bringing it up to world-class standards.
The work of Indian computer and software firms was one area discussed when that country’s ambassador Anil Trigunayat paid a courtesy call on Central Bank governor Saddek Omar Elkaber.
Since 1964, through the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme, set up by then Prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian technologists have come to share their growing IT expertise in 159 countries, of which Libya is one.
India companies are already providing training and IT solution for the banking sector here, and the ambassador suggested that India could also offer scholarships for Libyans to go to his country to study IT for banking and business.