Gov. Bob McDonnell will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his two-week trade trip to Israel and India, which starts Wednesday.
McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin confirmed today that the two are scheduled to meet on Sunday. It was arranged by McDonnell's commerce and trade office.
"It's a great opportunity for the governor to speak to him about the important relationship between Virginia and Israel," Martin said. "The governor's always looking for opportunities to get Virginia products into a new market."
Other details of the trip have yet to be released, including who is traveling and how much it will cost taxpayers.
By Nov. 18 the governor will be in Bangalore and he returns to Richmond on Nov. 22.
Since taking office in January 2010, McDonnell traveled to China, Japan and South Korea in May and to France for an air show in June. In South Korea, he met to discuss trade matters with President Lee Myung-bak.
His first gubernatorial trade mission, in July 2010, spanned the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.