Wednesday 26 January 2022

UK, Israel sign 10-year deal on cybersecurity, defense

British, Israeli top diplomats say deal would transform ‘our close friendship into an even closer partnership’.

Britain and Israel announced on Monday a new decade-long agreement covering cybersecurity, defense and trade.


In a joint op-ed written in the UK’s center-right Daily Telegraph, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said that the agreement would transform “our close friendship into an even closer partnership.”


They added: “This pact will spur technological breakthroughs, which have the potential to change the world, create high-quality jobs in both our countries and provide tools to our security forces.”


Lapid was in London on Monday to meet with Truss, and will head to Paris on Tuesday.

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