ITF meeting with Rose Gotemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
On 13 July 2015, Ambassador Damjan Bergant, ITF Director, and Deputy Director Ms Sabina Beber Boštjančič, attended a working breakfast with Rose Gotemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (T), at the Residence of U.S. Ambassador in Ljubljana.
At the meeting, ITF activities and accomplishments were introduced. After a general overview, special emphasis has been given on ITF conventional weapons destruction (CWD) activities in Southeast Europe as well as on some future prospects and plans considering ITF engagement in Ukraine.
Since ITF inception, the U.S. has been a close cooperating partner and one of the main donor states of the ITF, supporting various ITF projects and programs related to mine action and CWD in various regions in the world. To date, the U.S. government has contributed over USD 182,900,000.00 for ITF activities.