Utah Gov. Gary Herbert presented gifts to Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in separate diplomatic meetings as part of a trade trip to Israel this week.
"There are indeed meaningful possibilities for enhanced economic cooperation and vitality between the Beehive State and Israel," Herbert said in a statement.
Herbert met Wednesday with Peres at the president's residence in Jerusalem. Earlier in the day, he presented a photo book about Utah and a plate bearing the state seal to Fayyad, the outgoing prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority, during a meeting in Ramallah. Fayyad announced his resignation April 13.