Posted at 5:07 PM on February 5, 2009
by Tim Pugmire
Gov. Tim Pawlenty is heading to Germany for the weekend to attend the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy.
Pawlenty's office quietly announced his trip abroad with just a few details listed on his public schedule for Feb. 6-9. The governor is traveling with a delegation that includes members of Congress, military and security officials and others.
The event is Friday through Sunday at the Hotel Bayerisher Hof in Munich. Vice President Joseph Biden is scheduled to speak Saturday, along with French President Nicholas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. On Sunday, Gen. David Petraeus and Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, are among the speakers.
Pawlenty made the same trip last year to attend 44th conference.
And this has what to do with being governor?