Chief of Defense Staff of Italy to Arrive in Israel for Work Visit

Gabi Ashkenani, Italian Armed Forces, Israel Defense Forces, Vincenzo Camporini

Chief of Defense Staff, General Vincenzo Camporini (left) and Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi in Rome during July earlier this year

The Italian Chief of Defense Staff, General Vincenzo Camporini, will arrive in Israel today (Sunday, December 26th) for a three-day work visit as a guest of the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi.

During the visit General Camporini will meet with his counterpart Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi and will be briefed on strategic and security matters; future cooperation between the two militaries will also be discussed. During his visit, Camporini is expected to tour Jerusalem, including a visit to the Old City and the “Yad Vashem” Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The IDF places great importance on the development and maintenance of international cooperation as means to deal with mutual challenges. This visit is part of a series of cooperative exchanges with the IDF. Previous exchanges have included visits by the German Chief of Defense, the American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Bulgarian Chief of Staff, as well as a visit by Lt. General Ashkenazi to Italy five months ago.

For more photos of official visits, international cooperation and IDF foreign relations visit the IDF’s Flickr.

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