Israel offers to build technical capacities


ISRAEL has offered to support Papua New Guinea to build its technical capacities.
Ambassador Tibor Schlosser, during his welcome on Tuesday, told the Pacific Israel Jewish council that his country had offered to provide courses for Papua New Guineans.
“It’s not only 70 years that we have developed our state (Israel) but 70 years ago, we were in a similar situation or far worse than PNG,” he said.
“Something, which is the most important thing to all of us, and is the fundamental element that allows us to develop is our education.
“The intelligence is related to education.
“There is a saying that goes, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’. This is exactly what happened to us in Israel.
“There was great necessity for everything and when we started 70 years ago, 600,000 Jews lived in the country and 1.5 million came as refugees from Europe and the Middle East.
“So the key answer is education. My message to you, invest in education, invest in capacity-building.
“This is one of the main missions for Israel in the world, its assistance.
“We are with you on this, we’ll provide you with courses, we open up even more opportunities in these courses, sometimes we offer flight tickets. But we can also come here with our courses.
“I’ve heard about a certain level of illiteracy in PNG.
“I would say work hard to make those percentages lower.”