This article was translated by John R. Bopp

The governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, has been making a state visit to the Lower Basque Country, including meetings with the Basque Lehendakari, the President of Navarre, and the Deputy General of Biscay, as well as to several other institutions and businesses.

Nevada is part of the group of US states where the Basque presence is most notable.  It’s not a coincidence that one of the Centers for Basque Studies that exists outside our homeland is at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Also, in the last few years, the government, cultural, and business relationship have been growing stronger.

El Lehendakari recibe al Gobernador de Nevada en Ajuria Enea
The Lehendakari receives the Governor of Nevada at the Ajuria Enea

We’ve gathered a few official press releases about the trip, which we found at Diversify Nevada and on social media.

Diversify Nevada – 22/6/2018 – USA

GOVERNOR SANDOVAL LEADS TRADE MISSION TO BASQUE COUNTRY

Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined Government of Bizkaia President Unai Rementeria to sign a memo of understanding (MOU) between the state and the province on collaboration in economic development. The signing, which was followed by a meeting of the Nevada delegation and Bizkaia businesses, kicks off a week-long trade mission to the Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community in Spain.

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Diversify Nevada – 27/6/2018 – USA

GOVERNOR SIGNS CLEAN ENERGY AGREEMENT WITH NAVARRE

Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined the President Uxue Barkos of the Historic Community of Navarre to sign a memo of understanding (MOU) between the state and the province on collaboration in economic development. The signing was preceded by a meeting with the National Center for Renewable Energies (CENER) to share policies, initiatives, projects and best practices regarding the development and use of renewable energy.

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Diversify Nevada – 27/6/2018 – USA

GOVERNOR TOURS FUTURE OF SOUTHERN NV WATER SUPPLY

This week, a Nevada trade delegation led by Governor Brian Sandoval toured the facility where a key piece of the future of Southern Nevada’s access to water is in the process of being built. Headquartered in the Basque Country of Spain, Indar, a world leader in rotating electrical machines, is manufacturing massive, cutting-edge submersible pumps to draw water from Lake Mead through the unprecedented infrastructure project known as the third straw.

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