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May 17, 2012 6:00 am

IDF Chief Gantz to Make Historic China Visit

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IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, at a military drill conducted by the "Barak" Battalion of the Golani Brigade in northern Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – In another sign of the growing ties between Israel and China, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz will make a historic visit to Beijing next week for high-level talks with the Chinese defense establishment.

Gantz will leave Israel Saturday night. He will be the guest of Chief of General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Gen. Chen Bingde who visited Israel last August. It was the first time that a Chinese military chief visited Israel.

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