Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is on a two-day official visit to Israel.
Austin was greeted at the airport by his counterpart, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
Austin is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as other officials during his visit.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that Austin's talks in Israel will focus on close consultations between the two countries on common priorities and the U.S. commitment to Israel's military supremacy in the region.
Officials say the talks will include U.S. negotiations on arms supplies to Israel.