The EU's member countries are divided over how to respond to mass migration. Some refuse to accept any asylum-seekers from the southern nations where most newcomers land first. Others are encouraging greater solidarity within the 28-nation EU.
Merkel and Kurz are set to join other national leaders at the two-day summit starting Wednesday in Salzburg, Austria. Their agenda includes a review of Brexit negotiations. The Austrian leader next travels to Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.
__ This version has been corrected to show French president's first name is spelled Emmanuel, not Emanuel.