- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage will travel to Morocco next month to help celebrate the University of New England’s new campus in Tangier.

The Republican governor’s office said Friday that LePage will also seek trade opportunities for Maine when he visits the country for the ceremony on April 22.

Among the others expected to attend the inauguration for the new campus is U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush, Sr.

The new campus, which is the only American higher education institution in the country, opened to 23 students in January.

LePage says in a statement that Morocco has become a gateway for trade to North Africa and the European Union. He says “there are excellent opportunities for Maine companies to expand foreign investment in our state.”

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