TBILISI, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Georgia's chief prosecutor's office has summoned the country's former president Mikheil Saakashvili for questioning, the second time in four months, it was announced Sunday.
Saakashvili was summoned to appear in the chief prosecutor's office at 11:00 am on July 28. The former president, who left Georgia after his second presidential term in November last year, had been summoned for questioning in March this year.
The chief prosecutor's office explained that Saakashvili had been summoned to help with investigations into criminal cases involving high-profile officials of his administration.
In March, Saakashvili refused to come back to Tbilisi and later refused an offer of questioning via video conferencing facilities.
When asked to comment on the chief prosecutor's office move, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili told local press on Sunday that Georgians are all equal before the law.
"The prosecutor's office is taking rather effective steps," said the prime minister, adding "We are building a just state where the rule of law must be above everything."