Pence set for weeklong trade mission to Germany

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is preparing to leave on a weeklong trade mission to Germany.

The governor's office says Pence will leave Saturday, leading an eight-person group that includes first lady Karen Pence and state Commerce Secretary Victor Smith.

Pence's itinerary includes meetings with executives of German companies, a reception in Berlin for business and government leaders, and a stop at Ramstein Air Base, where he'll meet with troops from Indiana. The group is scheduled to return to Indiana on April 18.

Pence's office says the trip's cost is being paid through private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation.

This is Pence's second overseas trip as governor. He made a nine-day trip to Japan last September.

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