- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is calling her recently completed trip to Israel a “unique success.”

Kleefisch led a group to Israel in her role as head of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. She met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the eight-day trip.

Kleefisch said in a statement Thursday that the goal was to foster economic development, build diplomatic relations and expand cultural and geopolitical education.

The RLGA says that the delegation led economic development meetings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with leaders of Israeli companies and industries.

Kleefisch was one of seven lieutenant governors who went on the trip last week that was the first of its kind for the group.

The other lieutenant governors who went were from Nevada, Kansas, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Iowa.

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