US military chief in Israel for official visit

October 17, 2015 20:53

The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F Dunford arrive in Israel on Saturday for a visit, which is his first official trip outside of the US since taking up his position on October 1.

Dunford will meet IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot at IDF Headquarters in the Kirya, Tel Aviv, and will be received by an IDF honor guard.

The IDF said in a brief statement that Eisenkot and other senior Israeli commanders will discuss "cooperation between the militaries and common security challenges" with Dunford during his visit.

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