Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces Visits Israel

Photo: IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson’s Unit

General (****) Thomas J. Lawson will arrive in Israel today for his first visit to the country as commander of the Canadian Armed Forces

Date: 21/04/2013, 2:28 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces Gen. (****) Thomas J. Lawson, will arrive in Israel today (Sunday, April 21) for his first visit in his current position. Gen. Lawson will be hosted by the IDF (Zahal) Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. 

The Chief of the Defence Staff will be greeted at the IDF (Zahal) General Headquarters in the Rabin Base (Kirya) by an IDF (Zahal) guard of honor.

During his visit, Gen. Lawson will hold briefings with senior military commanders to discuss mutual security challenges between the two nations, as well as the close and developing cooperation between the Canadian and Israeli defense forces.