An Israeli security delegation headed by Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amir Eshel, participated in a strategic meeting in Rome focused on cooperation in the fields of procurement, research, and development together with the Italian Ministry of Defense.
As part of the strategic dialogue, Eshel spoke Monday with Director General of the Italian Ministry of Defense, Lt. Gen. Luciano Portolano, and with the Chief of the Defense Staff of Italy, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone.
Eshel was joined by Deputy Director General and Head of the DOPP in the Israeli Ministry of Defense Avi Dadon, Israeli Defense Attaché Col. Dror Altman, and additional officials.
The meetings focused on strengthening ties in the fields of procurement, military equipment, broadening research and development processes, strengthening industrial cooperation between countries, and promoting key procurement initiatives.
Eshel expressed his great appreciation on behalf of the entire Israeli defense establishment, for the fruitful cooperation between the countries in the fields of procurement, research and development, and military cooperation.
He also emphasized the strategic alliance between the two countries and Italy's firm stance alongside the State of Israel.