This is why British Amb. in Egypt prefers Cairo to London
Casson has launched an online campaign with hashtag #reasonstolikeCairo, and from time to time he post a picture for different activities he does in the capital of Egypt, like tasting Egypt’s traditional food, visiting magnificent places or practicing the Egyptian traditions.
The official account for the British ambassador has one million followers. He is very active on social media, and uses the Egyptian colloquial slang normally in posting, which makes it fun for people share and comment.
CAIRO - 2 September 2017: The British ambassador to Egypt John Casson is keen to share Egyptians their food traditions in their especial events and feasts. This time, he posted a video on Twitter in which he is cooking "Fattah", the most famous Egyptian dish in Eid El Adha, an Islamic holy feast.
Mr Casson moved to Cairo from 10 Downing Street where he was the Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Private Secretary from 2010 to 2014. His career has had a strong focus on the Arab world, including as Deputy Ambassador in Jordan, as Head of the FCO’s Near East and North Africa Department, and accompanying the Prime Minister on his visit to Egypt in 2011. From 2002-2005 he held the high profile role leading the U.S. political outreach of the British Embassy in Washington, according to the British Government official website.
He has also worked for the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels and as Senior Policy Adviser in HM Treasury. Before entering Government he worked as a Research Assistant at Cambridge University and in the House of Commons. He moved to Cairo with his wife Kathryn Casson, who was Private Secretary to the Development Secretary from 2011 to 2014, The British Government official website mentioned.