Israel, Germany agree to sign military accord

Israel and Germany agreed Monday to intensify their military cooperation, partly by investing in technological projects of mutual interest, a joint statement said.

Israel, Germany agree to sign military accord
This means, for example, developing protection for both the German and Israeli armed forces against such threats as ballistic missiles, a member of the German delegation to Israel said.

The two countries will also exchange more military personnel, expanding an exchange programme launched in 1998 to include officers and cadets from their navies and air forces.

The memorandum of understanding signed by Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak and his German counterpart, Franz Josef Jung.

The bilateral agreement, which comes during a three-day visit to Israel by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, includes also wider cooperation on environment protection, scientific research and cultural exchanges.

Agencies
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