Cairo envoy: Swift re-opening of embassy important

14.09.2011                      15.Elul, 5771

Kairo:

Cairo envoy: Swift re-opening of embassy important

Yitzhak Levanon praises US counterpart, says efforts were key to rescue of six security guards; adds that Egyptians needed to be aware of “negative effects” of the kind of anti-Israel animosity at Cairo embassy raid.

A quick return of Israel’s embassy to Cairo, when proper security conditions are in order, is important both for Israel and for Egypt, Israel’s envoy to Cairo Yitzhak Levanon told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, adding that the Egyptians needed to be aware of the “negative effects” of the kind of anti-Israel animosity that was on full display in Cairo over the weekend.
Levanon, a veteran diplomat set to retire at the end of November – who was whisked out of Egypt Saturday with 80 other diplomats, businessmen and their families after a mob ransacked the embassy – said that discussions in Cairo with the Egyptians at all levels are currently underway to enable the reopening of the embassy….