Azerbaijani embassy in Egypt works normally (UPDATE)
Editir`s note: hotline numbers added (first version posted at 14 05)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 29 / Trend S. Agayeva /
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Egypt is working normally. There is no threat to its activity yet.
The embassy, as before, is protected by local police. Its work is continued, the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission in Cairo told Trend.
The diplomatic mission has no information about Azerbaijani citizens injured during the mass opposition rallies in Egypt. There are no appeals from our compatriots in this regard, the embassy said.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Egypt created a hotline for its citizens if they have problems as a result of unrest in the country.
Hotline numbers are 00201 69 14 2848 and 00201 08 15 8628, told Trend at the embassy on Saturday.
The staff of the diplomatic mission is on duty at the embassy if any problems occur, the diplomatic mission said.
Popular protests continued in all major cities of Egypt on Saturday despite the statement voiced by President Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian leader said that he supports the free will of the people and the right to demonstrate. However, he noted that in some cases the demonstrators passed the legal boundaries.
The manifestations with the requirements of conducting economic and political reforms and the resignation of 82-year old President Hosni Mubarak, ruling the country for 30 years, were launched in Egypt on January 25. On Friday, the mass protests continued in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. Roughly 24 people died, more than 1,100 injured.
Roughly 70 Azerbaijani citizens live and study in Egypt now.