This afternoon (19.01.23) Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. At the onset of the meeting, Minister Gallant expressed his appreciation to the U.S. Administration for the ongoing commitment to ensuring the security of the State of Israel, and to Mr. Sullivan for his personal contribution to the powerful U.S.-Israel bond.
Their discussion focused on the Iranian threat as a global challenge, and the critical cooperation required in order to contend with Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In this regard, the parties discussed ways to further deepen cooperation between the respective defense establishments.
Minister Gallant raised the importance of the Abraham Accords to maintaining regional security and stability via defense, technological and diplomatic cooperation and exchanges. He also noted the importance of expanding the accords and dialogue to include new regional partners.
The meeting was attended by Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, MoD Director General, IDF Chief of the General Staff, Head of the IDF’s Strategic Planning Directorate, Head of the MOD Policy Bureau, and the Military Secretary to the Minister of Defense.