TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Kansas’ Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer visited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders during a recent trip to Israel.
The week-long trip included talks with Netanyahu about “shared security concerns,” visits with military and business leaders, and discussions meant to grow existing business relationships between Kansas and Israel. Colyer and the prime minister also talked about how to create brand new business relationships between Kansas and Israel.
“Kansas and Israel have an existing business relationship and this trip provided an opportunity to build on those relationships while creating new opportunities for growth,” said Colyer. “Discussions with leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were very positive.”
In 2015, Kansas exported approximately $75 million worth of goods to Israel. Almost 60 Kansas companies do business with the country.
The delegation was sponsored by the State Government Leadership Foundation, the Republican State Leadership Committee’s policy partner.
“The visit was very productive for all of us and an opportunity to reinforce the strength of our relationship with Israel,” Colyer added.