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British embassy in Cairo reopens after nine-day hiatus

Britain closed its embassy to the public on Dec. 7, and the Canadian embassy closed its doors a day later

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The British Embassy in Cairo reopened on Tuesday after suspending public services nine days ago for security reasons, the embassy said in a statement.

“I am very grateful for the close co-operation from the Egyptian Government which has made this re-opening possible,” British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in the statement.

Britain closed its embassy to the public on Dec. 7, and the Canadian embassy closed its doors a day later.

It has yet to reopen, according to the embassy's emergency telephone service.