Maryland Gov. Hogan calls Israel trade mission a success

JERUSALEM (AP) " Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says his delegation has made several successful business transactions with Israeli companies during a weeklong trade mission.

Hogan said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that "there is a real synergy between this nation and our state."

Business, academic and Jewish leaders from Maryland accompanied the governor and administration officials. About 25 private-sector representatives made the trip. Meetings focused on cybersecurity, biotech and medical industries. Hogan says Cyberbit announced a partnership for a cybersecurity training center in Baltimore that will employ about 100 people.

Hogan says Israel is one of Maryland's biggest trading partners, with $145 million in exports last year. He says there has been "a great relationship for many years and it's going to get even stronger."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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