Missouri Gov. Nixon to travel to United Arab Emirates

Nov 11, 2016

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  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is stopping in the United Arab Emirates during an upcoming economic development trip.

Nixon announced Friday that he'll pitch Missouri exports to government officials and businesses in the country later this month.

Nixon also plans to speak with officials at the American embassy.

He'll start the trade trip Nov. 15 in Israel, head to Germany on Nov. 17 and then arrive in the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 18.

Nixon will be back in the United States on Nov. 22.

First Lady Georganne Nixon, the state's economic development director and business heads will join him.

The nonprofit Hawthorne Foundation will pay the travel costs for Nixon and his wife.