Update: US defense minister's plans while in Israel

United States Defence Minister Austin will be given tours of Israel's memorials and join Benny Gantz for a statement to the public.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The Israeli Ministry of Defense published the following update on upcoming visit of US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin:

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will welcome US Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III, for a two-day visit, the secretary's first to the region on behalf of the new administration, beginning Sunday.

Following is an outline of the anticipated itinerary:

Sunday, 11 April 2021

10:45- Guard of Honor for the Secretary at Israeli Ministry of Defense

10:55- Official meetings at Defense Minister’s office, with Israeli Ministry of Defense Director General and IDF Chief-of-Staff

12:45- Joint Statement by Minister Gantz and Secretary Austin at Israeli Ministry of Defense

13:00- Luncheon attended by Defense Minister and Defense Secretary

Monday, 12 April 2021:

9:40- Minister Gantz and Secretary Austin tour of Nevatim Israeli Air Force base

12:15- Joint Visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

13:15- Joint Visit to National Hall for Israel’s Fallen at Har Herzl



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