Hogan Leading Economic Development Trip To Korea, Japan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leading an economic development trip to Korea and Japan.

Hogan announced Thursday that he will take the trip from Sept. 12-24. He says it will include diplomatic engagements and economic announcements.

The term-limited governor noted that his administration’s first overseas trade mission in 2015 included stops in Korea and Japan. He says for eight years his administration has worked to expand partnerships with key allies.

It will be the seventh and final overseas economic development mission of his two terms in office.

Hogan will lead a delegation to Seoul and Jeju Province. The governor’s office says he will sign a memorandum of understanding with Jeju Province to expand cooperation in the areas of tourism, agriculture, trade and commerce.

Hogan will also meet with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

Hogan also will lead a delegation to Tokyo, where he will meet with executives from the Japan External Trade Organization, Hitachi, and Keidanren. He also is scheduled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Maryland-Kanagawa sister state relationship and announce a new Maryland Global Gateway exchange.

The governor also is scheduled to meet with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel.