8 Nov 2019 17:46

Saakashvili arrives in Moldova

CHISINAU. Nov 8 (Interfax) - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Moldova amid a political crisis, members of the Party of Socialists (PSRM) told journalists at the parliament on Friday.

Saakashvili flew into Chisinau from Warsaw at 2 p.m., a PSRM member said. He arrived an hour before the beginning of the session of the government. The Socialists said they are not ruling out that he has arrived to consult Prime Minister Maia Sandu's government.

After the government was approved in June 2019, Saakashvili met with Sandu in Kyiv and expressed support to her. Following this, Moldovan media said that the former Georgian president could become an advisor to the Moldovan prime minister. Saakashvili said he had other plans in Ukraine and that he was not "an on-call advisor."

As reported earlier, at a parliamentary session on Friday, the faction of the pro-presidential Party of Socialists submitted to the parliament a draft resolution on a vote of no confidence in the government. The government's dismissal will be considered next week.