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Gov. John Bel Edwards travels to Israel to talk trade, cybersecurity

5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Friday, October 26 2018 Oct 26, 2018 October 26, 2018 4:44 AM October 26, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's governor is headed to Israel for a weeklong trip focused on possible trade prospects, energy issues, and the cybersecurity industry.

Gov. John Bel Edwards is leading the 24-person delegation leaving Friday. The group will return Nov. 2 after spending days in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Going on the trip are Edwards' wife, economic development officials, business leaders and researchers in water management, logistics, higher education, and cybersecurity.

The Democratic governor will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. Edwards says the trip stems from his position as co-chairman of the National Governors Association's Resource Center for State Cybersecurity.

The NGA's cybersecurity conference will be held in the Shreveport area in May 2019. Edwards says Louisiana can learn from Israel's work and research on cybersecurity.

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