MISSION AIMED TO CONTINUE BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN ISRAEL

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

Governor Nathan Deal had a five-day mission to Israel that included a delegation of state of Georgia officials and business leaders.

The governor met with prominent members of government to explore business and trade opportunities.“Israel is a vital partner in friendship and in our economic development efforts,” Deal said. “We are here to bolster our ties as we celebrate Georgia’s 20th year in the Israeli market and our long-standing commitment to the country.”

Deal and the delegation ended the mission with a reception and luncheon at UPS to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Georgia and Atlanta-based UPS in Israel. The governor presented UPS officials with a commendation congratulating them on their 20th anniversary in Israel.

In 2013, Georgia ranked as the leading state in the Southeastern United States and eighth in the nation in terms of total trade with Israel. Additionally, Israel is the leading Middle Eastern investor nation in Georgia.“Georgia has a unique advantage with the Israeli Consulate General based in Atlanta and organizations like conexx: America Israel Business Connector,” said Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The mission aims to continue building on the relationships in Israel and to make new connections facilitating economic development and trade.