Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, met earlier this evening with the Commander of the Kenyan Military, General Jeremiah Mutinda.

General Mutinda arrived in Israel on Sunday for a week-long work visit, as the guest of the Ministry of Defense, in order to strengthen the military cooperation between the two nations and examine a possible cooperation with the Israeli Defense Industries. This is the first visit by a Commander of The Kenyan Military in the IDF (Zahal) in over a decade.

During his visit, the General will attend security and strategy briefings from military officials, tour the Israeli Defense Industries and visit a naval base and the Yad Vashem Museum.

The IDF (Zahal) and the Kenyan Military cooperate on different security matters.