Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia visits ITF
On 28 April 2015, the Primer Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Miro Cerar visited ITF premises at Ig, Slovenia.
Ambassador Damjan Bergant, ITF Director, and staff briefed PM Cerar on ITF activities and its achievements in the field of post-conflict response with the main focus on mine action. Furthermore, the visit was an opportunity to exchange the views and opinions on future work of ITF focusing on its adopted strategy for the period 2015–2020.
PM Cerar expressed great interest in ITF work and its strategy as well as much appreciation for widening the ITF’s geographical focus and scope of activities. Moreover, PM Cerar emphasized that it is of significant importance for the Republic of Slovenia to position itself in the international community with implementation of humanitarian projects by ITF.
Director Bergant stated that the Government support is indispensable for ITF to function as a successful humanitarian organization and at the same time fulfilling the vision the Republic of Slovenia mapped out at its very establishment in March 1998.
The visit was concluded with a guided tour of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) museum by Mr. Stanislav Lotrič, Training Center for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia.