Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the Leader of the German Opposition, CDU/CSU Bundestag faction chairman Friedrich Merz.

They discussed potential ways to expand ties in a range of areas especially security, international issues and the war in Ukraine.

Regarding Iran, Netanyahu called on Germany to stop the Iranian nuclear and missile programs.

Also participating in the meeting were Chief of Staff Tzachi Braverman, National Security Council Director Tzachi Hanegbi, General Yossi Shelley, Maj.-Gen. Avi Gil, National Security Council Deputy Director for Foreign Policy Avivit Bar-Ilan and German Ambassador to Israel Steffen Seibert.

The meeting followed Netanyahu’s discussions with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz last week.

Netanyahu stressed the dangers of Iran where the itinerary was cut short due to security concerns.

The two leaders attended a memorial ceremony for Holocaust victims at Platform 17 in Berlin.

Netanyahu also met German business leaders in the two day trip.