German-Israeli Bilateral Strategic Dialogue: air defence system and more

By Arie Egozi

Germany is interested in Israeli defence technologies and will encourage cooperation between German and Israeli defence industry companies. This is when the negotiations about purchasing the Israeli Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor reached a very advanced stage.

This follows the annual Israel-Germany Defence Dialogue that was held on Monday. Senior officials from the Israel MOD and German Federal MOD met for the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.

Director General of the Israel Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (ret) Amir Eshel and German State Secretary for the Federal Ministry of Defence, Mr. Benedikt Zimmer led the yearly bilateral dialogue between Israel and Germany yesterday. The dialogue included the participation of senior officials from the Policy & Pol-Mil Bureau and the DDR&D in the Israel Ministry of Defence and their German counterparts in the MOD Political Directorate, the Strategic Armament Cooperation Office, State Secretary Office, and the Middle East Desk Office.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Defense the fruitful dialogue between the countries focused on global and regional strategic issues, discussed the growing Iranian threat and Iran’s malign behaviour, the global ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine war, bilateral defence cooperation, the joint interest to strengthen regional stability, broadening research and development processes, and more in light of the developments in the region and around the world.

‏Additionally, the parties discussed developments in the proposal to provide the Arrow-3 air defence system to Germany.

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