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Ige Invited to Attend White House State Dinner

April 24, 2015, 10:31 AM HST
* Updated April 24, 10:34 AM
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Governor David Ige and his wife, Dawn Ige, have accepted an invitation from President Barack Obana and First Lady Michelle Obama to represent Hawai’i on Tuesday at a White House State Dinner honoring the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. The dinner will be held in Washington, D.C.

At the dinner, President Obama and Prime Minister Abe will recognize the United States and Japan’s strong global partnership that has developed over the 70 years since the end of World War II. The pair will underscore the common values and principles that have made the bilateral relationship enduring.

“It is an honor for us to be invited to represent our state and reinforce Hawai’i’s strong cultural and economic ties with our Japanese neighbors,” Gov. Ige said.

This State Dinner will be only the eighth during Obama’s Presidency.

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