Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is to make a stopover in Munich, Germany, Thursday to meet with Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer, German officials reported on Tuesday, reported dpa.
The visit is part of a European tour includes a speech to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Valencia, Spain on Tuesday. Saakashvili has been seeking European support in his ongoing struggle with Russia.
The meeting in Munich would be his first visit to Germany as Georgian president.
Bavarian officials said Saakashvili's visit is for the opening of Georgia's first honorary consulate-general in Munich, opened by Bavarian industrialist Claus Hipp.
The opening was to have been in August, but was delayed by the outbreak of Georgia's war with Russia.
Outside of the German capital of Berlin, German business people often represent foreign nations' interests at their own expense. They are usually awarded the title of honorary consul.
The Russian ambassador to Germany, Vladimir Kotenev, was set to visit Seehofer in Munich one day before the Saakashvili visit for an exchange of political opinions. The premier's staff says the official reason for the visit is so the ambassador can formally introduce himself.