The Egyptian government has returned to K Street.
The Glover Park Group has been hired by Egypt to “provide public diplomacy, strategic communications counsel and government relations services” for the country’s government, according to documents obtained by The Hill. The lobby and communications firm filed those records with the Justice Department on Friday.
The move by Egypt to sign up one of Washington’s most prominent influence shops ends its K Street exile. Egypt last had lobbyists in its employ more than a year ago when it parted ways with the PLM Group — made up of Podesta Group, the Livingston Group and the Moffett Group — in January 2012.
Since protesters first packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square more than two years ago, Egypt has been in political turmoil. The interim government’s recent violent crackdown on its opponents led the United States this week to suspend some of its foreign aid to Egypt — including proposed sales of F-16 fighter jets, M1 Abrams tanks and Apache attack helicopters as well as about $260 million in cash assistance.