Egypt assures safety for foreign representative agencies

(VOVworld) – The Head of Cairo’s Security Directorate, Ali El-Demerdash, said no serious threat exists to foreign representative agencies in Egypt, after several embassies including the UK’s and Canada’s embassies closed their doors, citing security reasons.

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British Embassy in Cairo (Photo: Courtesy of British government official website)

Ali El-Demerdash said Cairo’s Security Directorate is taking necessary security precaution in Garden City, near Cairo’s center, where many embassies are located. Security is on high alert.

The British embassy in Cairo stopped providing public services on Saturday, citing security reasons. One day later, the Canadian embassy made a similar announcement. Australia warned its citizens in Egypt of possible terrorist attacks on tourist attractions and foreign representative agencies.