November 13th, 2007
IDF SPOKESPERSON ANNOUNCEMENT
Chief of General Staff participates in NATO conference in Brussels
The Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi, arrived in Brussels this morning in order to participate in the NATO Chiefs of Staff Conference. During the conference Lieut. Gen. Ashkenazi will undertake a series of meetings focusing on the situation in the Middle East, the ongoing war on terror and the relations between the IDF and the NATO nations and militaries.
The Chief of General Staff will address the conference forum and will carry out numerous meetings with the NATO Secretary General, several senior members of NATO and also with fellow Chiefs of Staff throughout the world, including the Chairman of the Joint Staff of the US military.
Throughout his meetings, Lieut. Gen. Ashkenazi will present the security challenges faced by Israel, the current situation in the Middle East, the continuing struggle against terrorism and the implementation of the lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War. Accompanying the Chief of Staff are the head of the Chief of Staff's office and the IDF's Military Attache in Brussels.
This is the Chief of Staff's first trip outside of Israel since his appointment in February 2007.
The Chief of Staff is due to return to Israel tomorrow night, November 14th, 2007.
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