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Defense Minister Gallant Meets with US CENTCOM Commander Kurilla

Jerusalem, 17 January, 2023 (TPS) -- On Monday, Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant held a meeting with the commander of the US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM which covers the Middle East) General Michael “Erik” Kurilla, at the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. General Kurilla attended the ceremonies for the installation of Lt.-Gen. Herzi Halevi as the new IDF Chief of Staff earlier in the day.

The 2 men held what was described as a productive discussion during which Minister Gallant highlighted the “unique and powerful bond” between the US and Israel, and the importance of further deepening defense and technological cooperation between their 2 nations’ respective defense establishments.

Minister Gallant expressed his appreciation to the General for his personal contribution to ensuring and further strengthening our ties.

He also reflected on the great value that he said the CENTCOM framework provides to bilateral and multilateral defense cooperation in the Middle East, contributing directly to regional security and stability. Gallant expressed his commitment to ensuring ongoing dialogue, further expanding cooperation and deepening the level of exchanges in the face of Iranian and proxy attacks on sovereign nations, and attempts to destabilize the region.

The parties agreed to maintain an ongoing dialogue.

Photo: Flash90

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