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Governor, officials travel to Spain on a trade mission

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi

By The Star Staff

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia, along with Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC by its Spanish acronym) Secretary Manuel Cidre Miranda and other government officials, are in Spain this week for a trade mission organized by DDEC.

More than 50 Puerto Rican businessmen and businesswomen will meet in Madrid to explore business opportunities and strengthen commercial ties.

Pierluisi will participate in the forum “Encuentro Empresarial España” and will visit the facilities of the multinational company SAMPOL, which is dedicated to developing and executing engineering projects in the energy sector, including renewable energy. He will also meet with executives from ACCIONA, a company focused on sustainable infrastructure solutions, also including renewable energy.

The governor was to arrive at Casa Real on Monday and later meet with executives of the ONCE Foundation for the Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities, as well as with the members of the Spain-United States Council Foundation. He was also scheduled to visit the facilities of Iberia and the Endesa and Eysa charging stations.

Along with Pierluisi, various heads of island agencies and Secretary of State Omar Marrero Díaz are participating in the mission, so Justice Secretary Domingo Emanuelli Hernández will be the interim governor until Friday, when Marrero Díaz will be back on the island. The governor returns next Monday.

The trade mission was announced in January during the visit of King Felipe VI to Puerto Rico.

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