Maine Gov. Paul LePage is visiting Morocco to celebrate the opening of the University of New England’s new campus in Tangier.

The Republican governor was scheduled to speak at the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday.

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U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush, Sr. was also expected to attend the ceremony for the only American higher education institution in the country.

Twenty-three students have been studying there since January.

LePage’s office has said he will also seek trade opportunities for Maine during the trip.

The governor is expected to return to Maine later this week ahead of the state’s Republican Party convention, which kicks off in Bangor on Friday.