IDF chief heads to Brussels for NATO defense chiefs’ meeting

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz will meet with his counterparts and present Israel’s security challenges with an emphasis on the Middle East and global terrorism.

Lilach Shoval
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz


Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz landed in Brussels for a two-day work visit on Tuesday to attend the 170th NATO defense chiefs’ meeting.

During his visit, Gantz will hold a series of meetings with his counterparts and other senior NATO officials, and on Wednesday was expected to attend the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue with the chiefs of staff of NATO member countries.

In his meetings Gantz will present Israel’s security challenges, with an emphasis on the challenges in the Middle East and the growing threat of global terrorism.

Escorting the chief of the staff is the head of the International Military Cooperation Department in the IDF Planning Directorate, Col. Adam Susman. IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot is the acting chief while Gantz is abroad.

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