Governor Snyder meets with Israeli PM on trade mission

Jun 18, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday.

Snyder believes the talks could lead to new partnerships between companies in Michigan and Israel.

The governor is on a nine-day investment mission to Israel. He says the two states already have strong economic and cultural ties. But he says there’s lots of room for new partnerships and investment.

Snyder Spokesperson Ken Silfven says Prime Minister Netanyahu was “very receptive” to the governor’s ideas.

“Just to be able to have that one-on-one exchange with the top person, it’s just something you just can’t overstate,” Silfven said.

The governor also signed a letter of intent to partner with Israel to research and develop new industrial technology.

This is Snyder’s fifth corporate-sponsored foreign trade mission, and his first to the Middle East.