Missouri Governor Parson Plans Trade Mission to Israel and Greece | Missouri News

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Governor Mike Parson and the first lady will travel to Israel and Greece next month on a trade mission, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.

Parson will be overseas Dec. 2-11 on his third trade mission since taking office. He had planned to visit Greece, Israel, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates in March 2020 but canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Parson has previously traveled to Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland on trade missions.

His trips are funded by the Hawthorn Foundation, a non-profit organization that has funded similar trade missions for former governors.

The governor’s office described Israel and Greece as key trading partners in a statement released Tuesday.

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Parson said the purpose of the trip was to strengthen relationships, thank current partners and promote Missouri as a good place to do business.

“Countries around the world already buy billions of dollars of Missouri-made products every year,” Parson said in a statement. “We are excited to once again represent our state to international authorities and businesses while promoting Missouri as an ideal business location.”

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