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Mass. Gov. Patrick heading to United Arab Emirates

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is setting off on the second leg of his latest trade mission, heading from Israel to the United Arab Emirates.

On Monday, Patrick is scheduled to meet with the Mubadala Development Company, an investment and development firm in Abu Dhabi, to discuss increased economic opportunities between Massachusetts and the emirate.

Patrick is also set to meet with representatives of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy and visit the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university which studies issues related to sustainability.

Patrick will also meet with U.S. Ambassador to the UAE Michael Corbin on Monday.

Patrick has said the goal of the nine-day trip is to expand opportunities for economic development and job creation in the innovation economy.

Since taking office, Patrick has led trade missions to 13 countries.

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