Sisi directs widening scope of educational programmes for Egyptian expats

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Apr 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued on Saturday directives to widen the scope of interactive educational programmes aiming to link Egyptian youths abroad to their homeland, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a meeting with Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady)

During a meeting with Minister of Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram, the president was briefed on the situation of Egyptian students in Ukraine and issued directives to take all necessary measures to ensure their safety.

Egypt has been exerting great efforts to bring its nationals home from Ukraine.

Prior to the Russian invasion, around 6,000 Egyptians lived in Ukraine, including 3,000 students studying in the country’s universities, especially in the field of medicine.

Over the past three weeks, scores of Egyptian expats have already crossed the borders into Romania, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

The minister also reviewed Egyptian expats’ contributions to the country’s economic and social development.

Furthermore, Makram spoke about the ‘Life-Saving Boats Initiative’, which aims to fight irregular migration.

The president also ordered the minister to step up efforts aiming to encourage Egyptian expats to invest in the real estate sector in Egypt.

Additionally, the minister reviewed the preparations being held for hosting the ‘Egypt Can with Industry Conference’ and updates on the presidential ‘Speak Arabic Initiative’, which aims to solidify the Arab-Egyptian identity among Egyptians abroad.

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