Governor Holcomb traveling to Israel this week
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will be in Israel this week at the invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I stand in support of Israel and look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to continue forging an even stronger Israel-Indiana bond,” Gov. Holcomb said. “We have a growing number of Hoosiers and Hoosier businesses that share strong cultural and economic ties with this country, so when I was invited, I did not hesitate to make this trip to meet in Israel during such an hour of need.”
Governor Holcomb met with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on Tuesday and plans to meet with other leaders during his trip.
In a set of tweets sent out Tuesday, Ashkenazi thanked Holcomb for his visit to Israel as a sign of support and solidarity and wished him a successful Indy 500.
2/2— גבי אשכנזי - Gabi Ashkenazi (@Gabi_Ashkenazi) May 25, 2021
In our meeting we discussed bilateral cooperation including increasing trade between Israel and the great State of Indiana.
I wish the Governor a successful Indy 500, this coming Sunday!
In 2018, the governor led a delegation of Hoosier public officials and business executives to Israel for an economic development trip, which led to further economic ties between the country and Indiana.
Governor Holcomb is expected to return to Indiana on Thursday. This trip is being paid for by Imagine Indiana, Inc. and no taxpayer money will be used for the governor’s travels.