Australia, Israel to bolster ties

30 October 2017

Australia and Israel will commit to further bilateral defence ties when the premiers of the two nations meet on 31 October, with a particular focus on cyber security following an initial round of discussions that took place in February.

The Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel - Malcolm Turnbull and Benjamin Netanyahu respectively - will meet in Israel for the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Beersheba, during which they will discuss ways in which they can benefit the security and safety of citizens in each country.

Cyber is of particular interest to the agenda, and Turnbull will be escorted by Minister for Veterans Affairs’ and Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, on the state visit, to see how Israel can help Australia in this area.

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