Working Breakfast Meeting at Embassy of Slovenia with ITF Ambassador-Director.
February 1, 2017: It was a pleasure for Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Charge d’Affaires a.i., to attend a working breakfast meeting hosted by H.E. Ms. Simona Leskovar, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia. Also in attendance were H.E. Ms. Anesa Kundurovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Gabriel Duque, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia, and H.E. Mr. Waleed Siam, Ambassador, Representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine. The event was in honor of the visit to Japan by ITF Enhancing Human Security Director, Ambassador Mr. Damjan Bergant.
ITF Enhancing Human Security (previously named International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance) is a humanitarian, non-profit organization established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in March 1998 with the initial purpose to help Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of the peace agreement and to provide assistance and support in post-conflict rehabilitation. Since its inception, ITF has been continuously developing and enhancing its mission, thus expanding its geographic area and scope of activities in order to address the problems of the ever changing human security environment, the needs of beneficiary countries and the priorities of donor community.
Currently ITF has two projects in Afghanistan. The first is supplying capacity support for mining action & mining termination in Afghanistan. The second is quality assurance and quality control of firing ranges in Afghanistan. Slovenia also has helped in projects supporting Women's Clinics in Kabul. Dr. Mohabbat thanked H.E. Ambassador Ms. Leskovar for hosting this meeting as well for the Republic of Slovenia’s continuous support of Afghanistan over the years. H.E. Ms. Leskovar in return thanked Dr. Mohabbat for attending the event and expressed her hopes for continued warm bilateral relations between Slovenia and Afghanistan. Dr. Mohabbat also thanked Ambassador Mr. Bergant for his organization’s assistance in bringing peace to humanity as well as for helping the Afghan people who have and continue to be some of the greatest victims of terrorism and land mines for more than three decades. Ambassador Mr. Bergant returned his thanks to Dr. Mohabbat for attending the event and, in light of new mines being developed and used by the enemies of the Afghan people on Afghan soil, expressed his intentions for ITF to continue their efforts in Afghanistan.