NATO Deputy Secretary General meets Israeli parliamentary delegation
On 9 October 2018, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller met with Avi Dicter, Chairman of the Israeli Parliament’s (Knesset) Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, to discuss NATO-Israel cooperation.
Mr. Dicter was accompanied by three members of the Knesset – Dr. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Anat Berko, Head of the Foreign Affairs and Defense’s Subcommittee on Cyber Affairs; Omer Bar Lev, Head of the Foreign Affairs and Defense’s Subcommittee for Military Readiness and Routine Security; and Michal Rozin, Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Member of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and Member of the Implementation of Government Information and Transparency Committee. The Knesset delegation also met with NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzaléz, and with the Head of the NATO Middle East and North Africa Section of the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, Nicola de Santis.
The delegation also met with the Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero; the Permanent Representative of Greece, Ambassador Spiros Lampridis (Greece is the current Contact Point Embassy of NATO in Israel); the Permanent Representative of the United States, Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison; and with the chargé d’affaires of the Permanent Representation of Germany, Heiko Thoms.
The parliamentary delegation also paid a visit to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), which is NATO’s principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area.
Israel is a member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, established by NATO Foreign Ministers in December 1994.