Egyptians may now take queries or comments that touch on matters pertaining to Egypt/UK relations directly to the UK ambassador to Cairo, John Casson. Mr Casson recently made that possible by launching an online dialogue through the Twitter hashtag #HewarUKEgypt. Hiwar is Arabic for dialogue.
The British ambassador released a video (in both English and Arabic) on Twitter and the “UK in Egypt” Facebook page in which he spoke about his vision for Egypt’s future. He invited Egyptians to express their own vision for the country and ways Britain could provide support to Egypt.
Egyptian tweeps raised four topics: visas to UK, travel advice, terrorism and democracy.
19 September 2014