Chief of Staff of the German Armed Forces, General Volker Wieker was received today by IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi at the Qirya Base with an honor guard. This followed General Wieker’s visit yesterday to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, where he placed a wreath in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
General Wieker’s seven-day working visit is his first visit to Israel and one of his first foreign visits as the Commander of the German military.
This visit is part of a series of visits by foreign delegations to the IDF, aimed at strengthening international military cooperation, which Israel views as an critical element in dealing with a variety of global challenges, most notably the war on terror.[slideshow]
Photography: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit