Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) spoke with his German counterpart Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, as the Israeli and German air forces hold broad training exercises in Germany.
In addition to the joint training exercises and historic joint aerial maneuver, a memorial service was held near the Dachau concentration camp, and attended by the Minister.
"The relationship between Israel and Germany is deep, strategic and multi-faceted," Gantz said. "The steadfast collaboration between us is a testament to our mutual unwavering commitment to Israel’s security."
"The joint exercise offers a further contribution to the IAF’s continued military superiority across the board, which is something we won’t compromise."
Gantz further thanked Kramp-Karrenbauer for her personal commitment to Israel-German relations, while Kramp-Karrenbauer remarked that Germany views Israeli security to be of primary and sustained importance.
The two further discussed the security challenges with which Israel is currently contending. Gantz asked Kramp-Karrenbauer to act within the German government to promote the imposition of a continued necessary arms embargo on Iran, as a primary instrument to confront the Ayatollah regime, which continues to pursue nuclear weapons while fueling terrorism and violence that undermine international and regional stability.