British Armed Forces Chief meets IDF counterpart in Israel visit

By April 18 2019, 13:07 Latest News No Comments

Nick CarterThe Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter arrived in Israel on Sunday for a number of meetings with Generals of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

General Carter met with IDF Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi on Sunday, where he was greeted by a guard of honour.

He also visited the Holocaust remembrance centre at Yad Vashem and laid a wreath in the hall of remembrance.

During his visit, General Carter met with the head of Israeli military intelligence, Major General Tamir Heyman and visited the Israel-Lebanon border in the north of Israel, where he was briefed by the commander of the IDF’s 91st Division, Brigadier General Raffi Milo, about the operation to uncover and disable Hezbollah tunnels into Israeli territory.

General Carter participated in a ceremony at the Ramat David Air Force base to celebrate Israeli-British military cooperation, and visited a memorial at the air base dedicated to Jewish parachutists who served in the British army and were trained there during the Second World War.

The IDF’s Twitter account said: “The cooperation between Israel and the UK is strong and it’s getting even stronger”.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UK H.E. Mark Regev welcomed the visit, stating on Twitter: “Great to see Ministry of Defence Chief of Defence Staff Gen Sir Nick Carter visiting Israel. This important security cooperation is making our nations stronger and our peoples safer”.

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