German chancellor to visit Georgia Sunday

August 15th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS  

Berlin, Aug 15 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Georgia Sunday for talks with President Mikheil Saakashvili. Merkel’s one-day visit to Georgia would follow her trip Friday to Russia, when she is to meet with President Dimitry Medvedev.

The meeting, expected to focus on the Caucasus conflict, is to take place in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The German chancellor’s visit to Tbilisi would also follow that of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is due to travel to the Georgian capital Friday in the ongoing diplomatic efforts to resolve the regional conflict.

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