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UK Embassy's closure is 'precautionary measure': Egypt's FM

Services office of British embassy in Cairo halts operations on Sunday for security reasons

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Dec 2014
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Egypt's foreign ministry said the suspension of the British embassy office in Cairo is "just a precautionary measure," shortly after the embassy said it had closed its doors on Sunday for security reasons.

A spokesman for Egypt's foreign ministry, Badr Abdel-Ati, said in a statement that any country has the right to take all needed measures to secure its embassy headquarters and staff in Egypt.

In a statement on its website, the British embassy didn't give any reasons for the closure, but British ambassador to Egypt John Casson said via Twitter that the office had suspended its work for security reasons.

Meanwhile in London, a spokesperson for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed to Ahram Online that "the decision to close the embassy was taken for security reasons, and until further notice."

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07-12-2014 07:07pm
student visa
On december 7 My son must be in the uk on first of february to go study his mba course in Cardiff Metro politan university and he just finished his tier4 application and choosing a place for the interview in the embassy Cairo or a Alexandria and he found out that neither both has appointments,and we knew that the british embassy will close ,and he couldnt find available appointments in both cairo and alexandria please i want to know how he is supposed to get his visa.thank you
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