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Perdue leads South American trade mission

Gov. Sonny Perdue

Gov. Sonny Perdue

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue is leading a trade mission to South America.

The Georgia governor is seeking out trade and tourism opportunities in visits to Uruguay and Argentina.

Perdue arrived in Buenos Aires on Sunday. He is also set to visit Cordoba while in Argentina. The visit is set to wrap up on Wednesday after a stop in Uruguay.

Perdue said the visit will "help us reconnect with important trading partners in South America." He'll be joined by representatives of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The governor last visited Argentina in 2004 when the state and the city of Atlanta pursued its candidacy as the headquarters location for the Secretariat of the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas.