Syria embassy re-opens in Cairo

Syria embassy re-opens in Cairo
Sun Jul 7, 2013 21:03:33

A few days after Egyptian military rubber stamped the ousted President Mohammad Morsi’s early exit from office, Syrian embassy in Cairo has resumed operation.

On Sunday, Syrian embassy in Cairo officially resumed operation and provided consular services to the Egypt-based Syrian nationals or the Egyptians who intended to visit Syria, according to Al-Alam news channel.

The opening of the Syrian mission in Egypt is believed to be the first sign of Egypt’s shifting policy towards President Bashar al-Assad.

Adopting an anti-Assad approach from the early days of his arrival to Egypt’s political chessboard last year, Morsi ordered to cut diplomatic relations with Syria less than a month ago.  

In mid-June, Morsi ordered the closure of Damascus embassy in Cairo, a move which was condemned by Damascus.

Speaking to thousands of his supporters in Cairo in June, Morsi also withdrew the Egyptian charge d'affaires from Damascus.

The unfolding political developments in Egypt, however, have altered the ruling Egyptian interim leaders standpoint who are struggling to stabilize the post-Morsi unrest which to date has taken toll on supporters and opponents of Morsi.

On Friday, more than 30 people were killed and 1,000 were wounded in in clashes between the rival sides and clashes between the army soldiers and the supporters of Morsi.