Gov. Matt Bevin is traveling to Germany, France and Belgium this week as part of his first overseas trip as governor.
Bevin is scheduled to arrive in Hannover, Germany, on Tuesday to attend the Hannover Messe Fair, a trade show of industrial technology. A news release from the governor’s office says Bevin will meet with prospective businesses and companies that already have Kentucky facilities.
He will spend the rest of the week meeting with executives in Germany, France and Belgium. Bevin says the trip is an “incredible opportunity” to sell the benefits of Kentucky to manufacturers.
Bevin spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said the governor’s trip will not prevent him from issuing vetoes of the state’s two-year operating budget. State lawmakers approved the budget on April 15. Bevin has until Wednesday to issue vetoes, if any.