The chiefs of Israel and Russia’s military will meet again in two weeks time to discuss the coordination of their activities in Syria, officials said Monday night.
Israel’s chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot met with his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov in Moscow and agreed to form a joint committee to coordinate the two militaries’ respective activities in the war-ravaged country, where Russia is supporting the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad.
While the location of the meeting has yet to be determined, The Jerusalem Post quoted a senior defense official as saying that the meeting will discuss how the two armies ” will coordinate in air, naval, and the electromagnetic arenas.”
“Everything will be raised there. The meetings in Russia were held in a good atmosphere,” he added.
Earlier on Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday as part of an attempt to address Israel’s concerns about confrontations that could possibly occur between Israeli troops and Russian forces active in Syria.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Netanyahu said that an unprecedented and crucial mechanism had been established to prevent such misunderstandings.