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Dr. Florian Herrmann & Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff – Picture by Bayerische Staatskanzlei, bayern.de.

Monday, 17 August 2020, Munich, Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Israel’s Ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff paid a working visit to the Head of Bavarian Chancellery, Dr. Florian Herrmann, Minister of State for Federal and European Affairs and Media.

Bavaria and Israel entertain excellent bilateral, and particularly economic ties, that are intensified through the Bavarian Representation headquartered in Tel Aviv. In fact, Dr. Herrmann travelled to Israel beginning of August 2019 to learn more about the technological and startup scene in Tel Aviv as well as to sign agreements for further technological exchanges. Especially in the areas of Digital Health, Fintech, Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0, Israel is one of the driving forces of the digital future, and Bavaria facilitates Israeli know-how arriving to Germany. 

A milestone during the conversation between Ambassador Issacharoff and Minister Dr. Herrmann were further programmes to finance youth and student exchanges in order to solidify the partnership, and mutual cultural understanding. 

F.l.t.r.-Lieutenant-General-Ingo-Gerhartz-Defence-Minister-Annegret-Kramp-Karrenbauer-holding-a-speech-and-Major-General-Amikam-Norkin-Picture-by-Bayern.de-bayerische-Staatskanzlei

Minister Dr. Herrmann also took the opportunity to felicitate the State of Israel for establishing official diplomatic channels with the United Arab Emirates in the hope of future peace with more Arab neighbours. 

On Tuesday, 18 August 2020, Minister of State Dr. Florian Herrmann accompanied German Federal Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff, Air Force Inspector Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz and Commander of the Israeli Air Force Major General Amikam Norkin to a visit to the Dachau concentration camp memorial site. After the visit, Dr. Florian Herrmann received the Air Force Inspector and the Commander of the Israeli Air Force for a verbal exchange at the State Chancellery.

Today for the very first time Israeli jets have conducted joint exercises with its German counterpart. The German-Israeli formation of aircraft flew over the Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base – to commemorate the 1972 Olympic athletes and consequently flew to the vicinity of Dachau.

For further information:
For the visit of Dr. Herrmann to Israel in 2019: https://diplomatmagazine.eu/2019/08/05/bavarias-dr-herrmann-in-israel/
About Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff: https://embassies.gov.il/berlin/AboutTheEmbassy/Pages/Botschafter_Issacharoff.aspx

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