Alabama, Peru to sign trade memo

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s governor and Peru’s ambassador to the United States are scheduled to sign a memorandum to strengthen ties and promote cooperation between the state and the South American country.

The Alabama Department of Commerce announced that Gov. Robert Bentley and Ambassador Harold Forysth will meet Friday morning in Montgomery to sign a memorandum of understanding. It calls for collaboration on trade, investment, agriculture, education, cultural affairs and other mattes.

The meeting follows a trade mission that Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield led to Peru in June. Eight Alabama businesses participated.

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