Gov. Martin O'Malley will leave the country Saturday to visit France and Ireland during a week-long trip billed as trade mission, his office said.
The governor's third international journey of 2013 will include visits to the Paris Air Show, meetings with a Lockheed Martin CEO and other aerospace leaders, a reception with Charles Rivkin, the U.S. Ambassador to France and a discussion of O'Malley's data program StatState with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Maryland first lady Catherine Curran O'Malley will join the governor for the first leg of the trip to France.
O'Malley, who is considering a bid for the White House, has also traveled this year to Copenhagen for a conference of progressive policy makers and to Israel and Jordan.