Chief of Staff leaves for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Lt. Gen. Gantz departs for Brussels to discuss security challenges and attend work meetings

Date: 17/01/2012, 8:20 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The IDF (Zahal) Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, left for Brussels today (Tuesday) for a two-day work visit where he will participate in a conference attended by Chiefs of Staff of NATO member countries, and will conduct work meetings with his counterparts from around the world.
 
During his meetings, Lt. Gen. Gantz will discuss the security challenges facing the IDF (Zahal) and the State of Israel, including the challenges of regional threats and the importance of cooperation between Israel and NATO member countries and militaries in the fight against global terror. Lt. Gen. Gantz will also deliver a speech at a meeting of the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue with the Chiefs of Staff of NATO member countries.
 
Escorting the Chief of the General Staff are the IDF (Zahal) Head of the International Military Cooperation Department in the Planning Directorate, Colonel Hani Caspi, Israeli Defense Attaché to NATO, Colonel Uri Halperin and Aide-de-Camp, Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Yaki Dolf.
 
During his absence, Lt. Gen. Gantz will be replaced by his deputy, Major General Yair Naveh.