A spokesman for Canada’s foreign affairs minister confirmed to the Associated Press Tuesday that the country will shutter its Cairo embassy over concerns about reports of violence in Egypt.
Rick Roth told the AP that divisions within Egypt threaten its stability and endanger its future economy. The spokesman told the news agency that Canada is calling on all parties involved to participate in the political process.
The embassy closure was first announced via Twitter:
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) July 2, 2013