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Israeli ambassador in Cairo complains of being ignored

February 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

The Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, Yitzhak Levanon, has recently sent a telegram to the Israeli Foreign Ministry complaining of being given ‘the cold shoulder’ by senior officials in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A correspondent for Israeli army radio obtained a copy of the cable, which stated that “Egyptian treatment of the ambassador has reached levels that can be described as difficult.”

Levanon has suggested to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Egyptian Ambassador in Tel Aviv be treated in the same way. He also said that “The Egyptians have limited the steps we can take in a way that may be described as difficult. It is only with difficulty that we are able to set dates to meet with their representatives. And worse still, they are trying to dictate to us who we can meet with.”

The Israeli Ambassador revealed that the Egyptian Foreign Minister asked him not to attend an African solidarity ceremony organised by the ministry. He said “They want us to reciprocate their treatment, if this is so then let it be so, it may cause a change in their negative attitude toward us.”

The radio correspondent said that previous ambassadors to Cairo had expressed their dissatisfaction at the Egyptian authorities ignoring them.

Source: SAMA News