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@ITF_fund: ITF's Cluster Munitions Clearance Project in Sjenica, #Serbia, is closed and the area is returned to the local comm… https://t.co/ax5QXWbB8I
@ITF_fund: ITF work in Albania w/ @ALB_AID @StateDeptPM include vocational training and reintegration of ERW/UXO victims to en… https://t.co/3tC2812QqV
@ITF_fund: ITF visited Jube Sukth project site in #Albania, where hotspots clearance continues in cooperation w/ @NPAdisarm an… https://t.co/dMhrQQLObP
@ITF_fund: Ambassador Bergant and Mr Mulić, Directorate for Emergency Management, discuss the needs in #Montenegro and future… https://t.co/NAQ5jv3JQ1
@ITF_fund: Representing the colours of @ITF_fund at @MZZRS marking 25 years of Slovenian membership at the @UN https://t.co/K2G9tOtXb5
@ITF_fund: Our colleague Iztok at #AfricaDay presenting Early Warning and Response Directorate project with @ecowas_cedeao… https://t.co/cuWz2sbfJL
@ITF_fund: Thanks to @SLOinUSA and @SLOinCAN for assistance before and during our visit in #USA and #Canada!

ITF visited Georgia

08.08.2008

In period from 4 to 7 August 2008 ITF visited Georgia. ITF responded to the invitation of the Ministry of Defence and Joint Staff of Georgian Armed Forces for the assistance in the establishment of humanitarian mine action programme in the country.

The Delegation, headed by director Goran Ga?nik, met with the highest representatives of Joint Staff of Georgian Armed Forces, among them with Chief of Joint Staff General-brigadier Zaza Gogava, and representatives of Ministry of Defence. The parties discussed about the cooperation in the establishment of the national mine action centre and the conclusion of the Memorandum of Understanding between ITF and Georgia. Additionally, ITF visited former Soviet Union military bases in Sagarejo in Mtskheta, which are mine contaminated and affect the lives of local population in close vicinity. Georgia confronts with up to 40 mine suspected areas.

The visit of ITF delegation coincided with the escalation of the crisis in South Ossetia and consequent outbreak of the war. Director Goran Ga?nik stated: “We expect that after the present conflict Georgia will confront with the extensive problem of explosive remnants of war. In accordance with our strategic plans to strengthen ITF’s role outside SE Europe and discussions on cooperation between ITF and Georgia, we are prepared with the support of donor community to respond to this urgent situation in remedying humanitarian crisis.”