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ITF Director Meeting the MFA of BiH

04.08.2016

Sarajevo, 1 August 2016 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Mr. Igor Crnadak received H.E. Iztok Grmek, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to BiH, and Ambassador Damjan Bergant, ITF Director on Monday, 1 August 2016.

Director Bergant informed MFA Crnadak about the operations that have been and are currently being carried out by ITF in BiH as well as about the role and the importance of the ITF Implementation Office in Sarajevo. Director Bergant highlighted that in 18 years of its activities and presence in BiH, ITF has contributed to the clearance of 73 sq. kilometers of mine contaminated land on 2,329 locations, where 37,865 mines and UXO has been found and destroyed saving numerous lives and limbs and returning the land back to the population. For these operations, ITF has secured approximately 200,000,000 USD of donations.

MFA Crnadak concurred that the role of ITF in its efforts to ensure a safe environment free from threat of mines and other explosive remnants of war in BiH is indispensable and reaffirmed the Ministry’s future support in its endeavors.