Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and his wife, Teresa Parson, plan to visit Israel and Greece next month on a trade mission, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday.

Israel and Greece are important trade partners for Missouri with $54 million in exports to Israel and more than $12 million to Greece in 2020.

“Countries around the world already purchase billions of dollars in Missouri-made products each year,” said Parson in a statement. “We’re thrilled to again represent our state to international officials and companies while promoting Missouri as an ideal business location.”

The governor is slated to take part in a roundtable discussion in Tel Aviv on technological advances in agriculture; sit down with SIBAT, the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense; and meet Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Ratney at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. He is also scheduled to receive briefings from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as it pertains to his state.


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