Villaraigosa in London for parleys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa arrived Monday in London, launching a three-day trip to discuss trade, tourism, security and the 2016 Olympic Games. In his first international foray as the city’s chief executive, Villaraigosa discussed municipal security with Scotland Yard officials and has additional meetings today to discuss protecting public transportation systems. Today’s schedule also includes a meeting with the London Olympic Operating Committee, which won the right to host the 2012 Summer Games. Villaraigosa hopes to talk strategy with the London panel as L.A. vies with two other U.S. cities to host the 2016 games. During his London trip, the mayor is also scheduled to speak during a daylong Labour Party conference that will also include an address by former President Clinton. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The visit to London came at the invitation of Prime Minister Tony Blair, and marks the start of a month of travel for the mayor. After his return to Los Angeles this week, he will begin preparing for a three-week trade mission to Asia that includes stops in China, South Korea and Japan.last_img

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