ITF Visit to Saudi Arabia
ITF Director Amb Lovrenčič conducted the visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia together with H.E. Ms Tanja Miškova, Slovenian Ambassador and the delegation from 01 to 03 July 2018.
ITF Director Amb Lovrenčič met with the Deputy Director of Sector for Multilateral Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Mr Ahmed Katoua’a, Head of Humanitarian Affairs and Refugees. At the meeting Amb Lovrenčič presented ITF programs and discussed various ITF mine action activities. He greeted the decision of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, that established the Saudi Arabia mine action program – MASAM. Mr Katoua’a was pleased about the current ITF mine risk education projects in Jordan, and pointed out possible interest for cooperation between ITF and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.
Amb Lovrenčič also met with Eng. Ahmed A. Al Baiz, Assistant Supervisor General for operations and programs at King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre. The meeting focused on ITF activities and rehabilitation project of children from Gaza. Mr Al Baiz presented the activities of the center and their aid for Yemeni children. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Abdullah M. Alwadei, Deputy Director for Health and Environment Aid, and Mr Ibrahim M. Binalameer, Deputy Head of Saudi Arabia mine action program MASAM.
At the end of the visit ITF Director Amb Lovrenčič met with Mr Amin Al-Aquilli, Director General of Mine Action Center in Yemen, in order to discuss possibilities for future cooperation.