Diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the United Arab Republic were resumed Dec 9 when Mr.
Diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the United Arab Republic were resumed Dec 9 when Mr. Colin Crowe presented his letter of appointment as British Charge d'Affaires to the United Arab Republic deputy Foreign Minister, Hussein Zulficar Sabry, at the Foreign Ministry in Cairo.
Reports from Cairo state that the U.A.R. Charge d'Affaires in London will be 42 years old Mr. Kamal Khalil, head of the Foreign Office research department.
Immediate effect of the exchange of Charge d'Affaires is that the British diplomatic mission will take over the former British Embassy building from the Swiss, who have been protecting British interests since relations were severed by Egypt on Nov 1, 1956, at the time of the Suez crisis.
Business quarters in Cairo and Alexandria now anticipate a strong British commercial offensive. British firms are expected to win back some of the customers lost since Suez. Direct contact with the U.A.R. Government should also make it easier to deal with outstanding problems such as the desequestration of British properties in Egypt, and the case of Mr. Zarb, who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 1956.