Date: July 18, 2010, 12:00 am the IDF removed that Chief of the General staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi, left this morning for an official five-day work visit in Italy and France at the invitation of his associates Chief of staff of Italy, Army General Vincenzo kmporini and Chief of the General staff of the army, Admiral of France (***) Edouard Whedon achievements with common security challenges and the scene in the Middle East.
The purpose of the visit is tightening cooperation between the two countries and armies.
Visiting Rome meet as stated with his Chief of staff, General kmporini, with Italian Defense Ministry, Israel’s Ambassador in Italy, Gideon Meir and community leaders
In Italy. The Chief Ashkenazi also wasn’t in Italian military bases and meet with other senior staff. In addition visit and carry things in a modest ceremony in Titus in Rome on Monday, on the eve of Tisha B’Av.
The visit also in France, where
Meet up with his achievements, Admiral with French military Secretary to President Sarkozy, General pause, with political adviser, General ג’ורג’לן and the heads of the organizations and the Jewish community in Paris.
To accompany his Chief wife, IDF spokesman, Brigadier General AVI benayahu, the Chief military cooperation between national planning Directorate, Colonel Dan object and the Head Office of the Chief of staff, Lieutenant Colonel Amos priest.
The place of iimala in his absence his Deputy Chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz.
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