Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, David Guvrin quietly returned to Israel in late 2016 from Cairo over concerns for his personal safety, it was reported in The Telegraph.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon declined to comment on the report which was first reported in the British daily.

According to the report, Guvrin was evacuated from Cairo some three months ago and is currently working from Jerusalem. The Foreign Ministry is hoping to return him to Egypt as soon as circumstances permit.

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The Telegraph said the exact circumstances are unclear, but it is most likely due to a series of terrorist attacks in the Egyptian capital which claimed the lives of several people and officials.

Ambassador Guvrin was appointed last summer and in September presented his credentials to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

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