Mayor Eric Garcetti. File photo by John Schreiber.

Mayor Eric Garcetti will be in Germany through Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of Los Angeles’ sister-city relationship with Berlin, then head to Switzerland to support the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

According to the mayor’s office, Garcetti traveled to Germany Monday and is not scheduled to return to Los Angeles until July 12.

He will be part of a delegation to Berlin organized by Sister Cities of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board and World Trade Center Los Angeles, according to the mayor’s office.

On Tuesday, Garcetti will join Michael Muller, governing mayor of Berlin, for the annual celebration of the Berlin Hoffest Courtyard festival. On Wednesday, Garcetti and Muller will unveil a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the sister-city relationship, then sign a cooperation agreement involving the Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Cleantech Innovator of Berlin and the Berlin-Brandenberg Energy Network.

No details on Garcetti’s schedule were released about his activities between Thursday and Sunday.

Garcetti is scheduled to travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 10 in support of the city’s Olympic hosting bid.

–City News Service

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