Germany’s Chief of Defense Gen. Eberhard Zorn concluded a visit to Israel on Tuesday, announced the Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday.

During his visit, Zorn arrived at Haifa Naval Base, accompanied by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, where they discussed the presence of international forces in the region.

The meeting included a dialogue between the commanders on “the fruitful and growing cooperation between the armies of Israel and Germany. The strategic partnership between Israel and Germany includes international exercises, shared learning and security analyses of common threats,” said the IDF.

Zorn also traveled to northern Israel to receive briefings on Lebanon and on Hezbollah’s regional entrenchment efforts there, added the Israeli military.

“As part of his trip, the German Chief of Defense visited the Northern Command’s 91st Galilee Division. The Chief of Defense received a briefing from the Chief of Staff of the 3rd Brigade, Colonel (res.) Roy Roussi on Lebanon and the Hezbollah terrorist army’s regional entrenchment. Chief of Defense Zorn then visited the attack tunnel built by the Hezbollah terrorist army to infiltrate into Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement.

At the same time, R. Adm. Alex Shultz, the commander of the 2nd Flotilla of the German Navy, visited the Israeli Navy’s Flotilla 7, accompanied by the Israeli Navy’s head of naval operations, R. Adm. Daniel Hagari.


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