Ashkenazi in Germany for official visit with German counterparts

Chief of Staff in German

October 26, 2009 13:52

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi began an official visit to Germany on Monday, where he was welcomed by the head of the German armed forces, General Wolfgang Schneiderhanthe with a German honor guard and the playing of national anthems at the official headquarters of the German military in Berlin. The two were set to hold discussions Monday. Representatives from the IDF and their German counterparts will also be holding talks. On Monday afternoon, Ashkenazi was scheduled to meet with members of the German Department of Defense, including the department director. Ashkenazi is to lead a memorial service in Berlin later Monday for victims of the Holocaust., where the the German chief of staff will make remarks and hear the Mourner's Kaddish, offered by the cantor of the German Jewish community.

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