|Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Egypt|
سفير المملكة المتحدة لدى مصر
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
|Appointer||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Inaugural holder|| George Baldwin |
British Consul-General to Egypt 1786
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Egypt is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Egypt, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Egypt. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
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