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A delegation of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), has taken off this morning on a flight to Berlin, for the annual Strategic Defense Dialogue hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Defense. The parties will discuss recent regional and strategic developments in the Middle East, Europe and around the globe, as well as security threats and challenges of mutual concern. The dialogue will also focus on cooperation in technological R&D, which will bolster both countries’ capabilities to contend with future challenges.

The dialogue is co-chaired by German State Secretary, Benedikt Zimmer and IMoD Director General, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amir Eshel. From the German side, Director General for Security and Defense Policy, Dr. Wachter and Director General for Equipment, Vice Admiral Stawitzki will participate in the dialogue, together with their Israeli counterparts, Director of the Policy and POL-MIL Bureau, Zohar Palti, and Director of Defense Research & Development, Dr. Dani Gold.

According to IMoD announcement, this year, the Strategic Dialogue is especially meaningful, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations, in addition to the major benchmark in the cooperation – the joint training of the air forces, which took place for the first time in German skies.