NATO Secretary General meets Speaker of the Knesset
On 11 October 2011, NATO's Secretary General Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Mr. Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) to discuss NATO-Israel cooperation.
Mr. Rivlin was accompanied by three members of the Knesset - Dr. Nachman Shay, Chair of the Knesset Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament, Mr. Jacob Edery, Deputy Speaker, and Mr. Ofer Akunis, Deputy Speaker - who also met with NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Amb. Brengelmann and with the Head of the Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Initiative Countries Section Mr. de Santis.
Israel is a member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue established by NATO Foreign Ministers in December 1994.