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Lt. Governor Foley visits China to strengthen trade agricultural ties

Meeting with Jiangsu Department of Commerce Deputy Director Sun.JPG

Lt. Governor Mike Foley traveled to China for a trade mission to strengthen the trade and agricultural ties between Nebraska and China earlier this month, according to a press release sent from Governor Pete Ricketts office.

The trade delegation attended the opening ceremony of the Nebraska Demonstration Farm followed by a dinner banquet with Shaanxi Province Governor Hu Heping on Nov. 4. The delegation then attended the Yangling Hi-Tech Agricultural Expo with the Lt. Governor participating in multiple meetings and discussions focusing on trade and agriculture, and ended the night with a dinner with local business partners on Sunday.

The press release said Lt. Governor met with representatives with the Shaanxi Department of Commerce and Shaanxi People’s Friendship Association on Monday.

Lt. Governor Foley met with representatives with the Hebei Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security on Wednesday. During this meeting, Lt. Governor Foley and Hebei Province Department of Human Resources and Social Security Director Wang signed a memorandum of understanding to build a better relationship between Hebei Province and Nebraska.

Foley also met with importers of Nebraska beef at Morton’s Steakhouse in Shanghai to thank them for their support of Nebraska beef exports to China. The group wrapped up the trade mission with a meeting with the Jiangsu Department of Commerce, followed by a tour of the Nanjing Industrial Park on Friday, Nov. 10.

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