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Egypt's immigration minister, Saudi ambassador discuss complaint filed by 300 pharmacists in Saudi Arabia

Ahram Online , Wednesday 29 May 2019
Nabila Makram
Nabila Makram (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Cabinet)

Egypt's Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram contacted Osama Al-Nugali, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the Arab League, on Wednesday to discuss a complaint signed by 300 Egyptian pharmacists working in Saudi Arabia, according to a cabinet statement.

The 300 pharmacists work for the Saudi Tadawi Healthcare Company, and according to the statement, they have not received their salary for four months.

Before the suspension of their salaries, all their commissions and incentives were deducted by 30 percent of their salaries for 10 months.

Their health insurance was also suspended and work permits were not renewed, which exposes them to fines.

"The ministry continues to closely follow up with the Saudi ambassador on the issue so as to solve it as soon as possible," said Makram, affirming the depth of the official and popular relations between the two Arab countries.

The immigration minister also stressed that she has contacted the Egyptian Pharmacists Syndicate to find out all the facts and details in order to submit them to the Saudi ambassador.

Al-Nugali stressed his readiness to follow up on the situation and submit the matter to the relevant authorities in the kingdom to reach a solution.

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