Herzi Halevi, Mark Milley and Yoav Gallant
Herzi Halevi, Mark Milley and Yoav GallantSivan Shachor/GPO

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met on Friday with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. The meeting was attended by IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi and IDF Attaché to Washington, Maj. Gen. Hidai Zilberman.

Minister Gallant highlighted the importance of international cooperation in preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.

Gallant expressed his appreciation to General Milley for his partnership and commitment to the security of the State of Israel.

Milley landed in Israel on Thursday night and met on Friday morning with Halevi.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, “During the meetings, the officials discussed regional security challenges, opportunities for increased operational cooperation, coordination to defend against regional threats and other items of mutual strategic interest.”

“The US and Israel maintain a strong military-to-military relationship as key partners committed to maintaining peace and security in the Middle East,” the statement concluded.

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