Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alaa Hadidi Monday said the ministry is following up "the case of a missing Egyptian worker hired by the Egyptian embassy in Baghdad," the official news agency MENA reported.
Hadidi said Egyptian security agencies are holding contacts with their Iraqi counterparts over the worker's disappearance, according to MENA.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry is also holding contacts with the Iraqi diplomatic mission in Cairo to secure the safe return of the missing worker, he added.
Earlier, media reports said an Egyptian employee of the Egyptian embassy in the Iraqi capital was missing.
In July of 2005, Egypt's top envoy to Iraq Ihab al-Sherif was kidnapped and then killed in Baghdad.