British embassy in Cairo reopens after 10-day hiatus

British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson cited "vital cooperation" from the Egyptian government that helped resume the embassy's services.

British embassy in Cairo reopens after 10-day hiatus

World Bulletin/News Desk

The British embassy in Cairo resumed public services on Tuesday following a 10-day closure due to "security reasons".

“I am pleased that the British Embassy in Cairo has today resumed public services in full," Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement.

"I am very grateful for the close cooperation from the Egyptian Government which has made this re-opening possible," he said.

British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson cited "vital cooperation" from the Egyptian government that helped resume the embassy's services.

"It is great news that, thanks to the vital cooperation of the Egyptian government, we have today restarted full public services at the British Embassy in Cairo," he said.

"Britain is fully open for business in Egypt. In the days ahead we will be investing in Egyptian education through the new £20m Newton-Mosharafa fund, welcoming thousands of tourists for the Christmas break, and preparing for a trade mission in January to create Egyptian jobs with British investment."

“Britain's commitment to Egypt's success is as deep and strong as ever," Casson said.

The British embassy suspended its services on December 7, citing "security reasons" for the move. The Canadian embassy took a similar move on Monday.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Aralık 2014, 13:46
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