- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota leaders are going on a trade mission to Canada.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he met with Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer on Tuesday to discuss plans for the weeklong trip, slated to begin on June 9.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will lead the trade delegation of North Dakota exporters. They are slated to travel to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Canada is North Dakota’s largest international buyer, accounting for more than 60 percent of the state’s export sales. Other key markets for North Dakota exports include Mexico, Australia, Belgium, China, Germany and Japan.