UK appoints new ambassador to Egypt, replacing Casson

Menna Alaa El-Din , Wednesday 5 Sep 2018

Ambassador Geoffrey Adams
UK's new ambassador to Egypt Geoffrey Adams (Photo Courtesy of UK Embassy in Cairo)

The UK appointed a new ambassador to Egypt, replacing John Casson, who held the post since August 2014, a statement by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said on Wednesday.

In a press release, the FCO said Sir Geoffrey Adams has been appointed the UK's Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt in succession of Casson.

Casson was known to be one of the most engaging foreign diplomats in Egypt, especially through his social media accounts, which took a special admiration to Egypt and its Arabic dialect. 

The 61-year-old Adams will take up his appointment in September 2018.

The new ambassador held the post of UK Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2013 until 2017.

He served as ambassador in Tehran from 2006 until 2009.

He was once the Deputy Head of Mission in Cairo from 1998 through 2001, as well as several posts in Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia.


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