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Dalrymple, Canadian ambassador meet today to plan ND trade mission

BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple was scheduled to meet Tuesday with Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, to discuss plans for a North Dakota trade mission to Canada in June.

A delegation of North Dakota exporters will travel to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal with the North Dakota Trade Office the week of June 9, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, chairman of the trade office since 2011, will lead the trade mission.

The delegation will explore export opportunities and in-state investment opportunities involving the energy, aviation and unmanned aerial systems industries, release stated, noting all North Dakota businesses with export opportunities in Canada are invited to participate.

Canada is North Dakota’s largest international buyer, accounting for more than 60 percent of the state’s export sales, the governor’s office reported.

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