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Gov. Rick Perry, Wife, Traveling to London, Israel

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    In this Aug. 14, 2011, photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walks with his wife Anita.

    Gov. Rick Perry will be promoting the Texas economy and businesses in London and Israel later this week.

    The governor's office released a statement Tuesday saying Perry will meet with government and business leader at both stops beginning Oct. 16.

    Perry is expected to take part in announcing a higher education cooperation project between Texas A&M and Israel. Perry will also attend a water conference.

    The governor's statement said the trip will be paid for by a private marketing fund called Texas One and Perry's new political action committee, Americans for Economic Freedom.

    Texas exported more than $4 billion in goods and services to the United Kingdom in 2012 and almost $1 billion to Israel.

    Perry and his wife Anita are scheduled to return to Texas on Oct. 25.