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Gantz heading to Greece for defense talks

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at the  Economist Government Roundtable conference, Greece, July 5, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at the Economist Government Roundtable conference, Greece, July 5, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz will fly to Greece tomorrow for a brief trip, according to a schedule published by his office.

During the trip, Gantz is slated to meet his Greek counterpart, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos.

Several Israeli officials will accompany Gantz on the trip, including Dror Shalom, who heads the ministry’s Political-Military Bureau; Brig. Gen. Yaki Dolf, Gantz’s military secretary; Noam Katz, Israel’s Ambassador to Greece; and Col. Tal Wallenberg, defense attaché to Athens.

The Greece trip comes after Gantz met with the leader and defense minister of regional rival Turkey last month.

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