PM Netanyahu Meets With German Opposition Leader Merz

(Amos Ben Gershom, GPO)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with the German opposition leader, Bundestag party chairman Friedrich Merz, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Yerushalayim yesterday.
They discussed the special relations that exist between Israel and Germany as well as the potential for expanding ties in a range of areas, especially security. They also discussed various international issues, particularly the war in Ukraine.
Regarding Iran, Prime Minister Netanyahu called on Germany to work to stop the Iranian nuclear and missile programs.
Also participating in the meeting were Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Tzachi Braverman, National Security Council Director Tzachi Hanegbi, Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Yossi Shelley, Prime Minister’s Military Secretary Maj.-Gen. Avi Gil, National Security Council Deputy Director for Foreign Policy Avivit Bar-Ilan and German Ambassador to Israel Steffen Seibert.

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