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Hogan leads economic development trip to Korea and Japan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leading an economic development trip to Korea and Japan.

Hogan announced Thursday that he would make the trip from September 12-24. He says that will include diplomatic engagements and economic announcements.

The limited-time governor noted that his administration’s first overseas trade mission in 2015 included stops in Korea and Japan. He says that for eight years his administration has worked to expand partnerships with key allies.

This will be the seventh and final overseas economic development mission of his two terms.

Hogan will lead a delegation to Seoul and Jeju Province. The governor’s office announced that it will sign a memorandum of understanding with Jeju Province to expand cooperation in tourism, agriculture, trade and commerce.

Hogan will also meet South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

Hogan will also lead a delegation to Tokyo, where he will meet with leaders from the Japan External Trade Organization, Hitachi and Keidanren. It is also set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Maryland-Kanagawa sister states relationship and announce a new Maryland Global Gateway exchange.

The governor is also scheduled to meet with US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel.

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