Media: Israeli Defense Minister to meet with Pentagon chief in Washington

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TEL AVIV, October 21. / TASS /. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will fly to Washington on Wednesday evening, where he is scheduled to hold security talks with US Defense Minister Mark Esper. It was reported by the Israeli state radio Kan.

In a statement released on Wednesday by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Jewish state, it is said that "Gantz will fly today (October 21 – TASS comment) to Washington in the evening, where he is scheduled to meet with the US Secretary of Defense and other representatives of the US Department of Defense on Thursday." According to the radio, "the meeting will be devoted to security issues."

Meanwhile, The Jerusalem Post notes that "it is not specified what the conversation will be about this time." According to her, the head of the Israeli Defense Ministry will return to Tel Aviv on Friday.

Gantz last met with Esper in Washington on September 22nd. Then, according to The Jerusalem Post, the head of the Israeli Defense Ministry intended to discuss with his American counterpart the preservation of the military superiority of the Jewish state in the Middle East, policy towards Iran and bilateral cooperation in the field of security. The Pentagon press service reported on September 23 following the visit that at a meeting with Gantz, Esper promised to strengthen security and Israeli military superiority in the region.


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