German chancellor to pay brief visit to Kazakhstan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a visit to Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Sunday for talks with the country's leadership, RIA Novoti reported.
The German leader is expected to arrive to Astana on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after her arrival, she will hold talks with Kazakh premier Karim Massimov and attend a business forum involving top businessmen of the two states.
A total of 40 bilateral deals are expected to be signed during the forum.
Later Merkel will meet with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The two leaders are expected to sign several agreements and give a joint news conference.
The German chancellor will fly to Berlin on Sunday evening.