TBILISI, DFWatch — A business jet carrying President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, had to make an emergency landing at Bucharest airport Thursday night, the president’s administration informs.
Saakashvili was returning home after attending a conference, but ten minutes after takeoff his plane landed again in the Romanian capital. His press service says there were problems related to the chassis of the private jet.
The plane is currently undergoing a technical inspection. The president will return to Georgia later tonight.
Saakashvilli had planned to come back to Georgia earlier to meet guest from the EU and NATO, who already have been holding meetings with current and future government officials.
The Georgian leader was in Bucharest to attend the 21th congress of the Europe’s People’s Party (EPP) and addressed the delegates yesterday.
Mr Saakashvili also had meetings with the Romanian president and the prime minister of Hungary.