Venezuela decided to return its ambassador to Cairo, after summoning him for consultations about two weeks ago.
In light of the efforts exerted by the Foreign Ministry and the Egyptian embassy at Caracas to explain the political developments in Egypt since 30 June and as a result of Egypt’s insistence to stick to the international resolutions and the principles of international law at international forums, Venezuela decided to return its ambassador to Cairo, an Egyptian diplomatic source said.
The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, had withdrawn his country’s ambassador to Egypt, pointing out that the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America would ask the world to take steps to reinstate Egypt’s toppled President Mohamed Morsy.
“Due to this painful situation in Egypt, I decided as head of state to summon our ambassador in Cairo to Caracas, and leave the chargé d'affaires at the embassy until further notice,” Maduro had announced during a conference.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm