IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi will next week pay a visit to an Arab country that no Chief of Staff has paid an official visit to in the past, it was cleared for publication on Friday evening.
Kochavi will depart on Monday for the country, the name of which cannot be published at this time, and which recently began official relations with Israel.
The visit will last three days. Due to security considerations, the name of the country will be cleared for publication when the Chief of Staff lands there, and during the meetings he will hold in that country.
In March, Kochavi visited the Kingdom of Bahrain. During his visit, he met with the Secretary-General of the Supreme Defense Council and National Security Advisor, the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force and the Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defense Force, and other senior Bahraini officials.
Subsequent reports indicated that Kochavi had met the Chief of Staff of the Qatari military during his visit to Bahrain.
According to the report, the Qatari chief of staff arrived at the US Fifth Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, where he met with Kochavi. The two discussed cooperation in the war against the threat of Iranian UAVs, and Kochavi even proposed placing Israeli radars to warn against UAVs on Qatari soil.
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