Published: 2017-11-22 04:20:40 BdST
"Lawrence of Abdoun" is a fluffy black-and-white tom who, according to his Twitter feed, reports directly to the Foreign Office's Palmerston, a cat that delights his 57,000 followers with regular updates from the ministry in Whitehall via @DiploMog.
Lawrence, named after T.E. Lawrence, a British military officer who fought alongside Arabs against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, has already gained 2,500 followers since being adopted from an animal shelter last month.
Abdoun is the neighbourhood of Amaan where the embassy is located.
Laura Dauban, deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan, poses with Lawrence of Abdoun, the first diplo-cat to be appointed by the British Embassy in Jordan, at the embassy headquarters in Amman, Jordan, November 15, 2017.
"Through Lawrence’s Twitter account we’re trying to show a different side to Jordan, what it is really like, a peaceful, prosperous country that British tourists should come and visit.”
Tweeting under the name @LawrenceDipCat, Lawrence has discovered the perils of social media, and has even been fat-shamed by trolls.
“He’s been a bit upset because some people have said he looked a bit fat in the last tweet he did, so he’ll be doing some exercises and posting to sort of rectify that situation," Dauban said.