Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram, Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat, and the German Ambassador to Cairo Cyrill Nunn inaugurated a joint centre to help Egyptian expats returning to their country find jobs and integrate them into society and provide information about safe immigration.
The Egyptian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration was established in partnership with the German development agency GIZ and in line with directives of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Egyptian Ministry of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs said in a statement.
The centre is funded by two million euros, the statement says, adding that it was established in light of the presidential initiative dubbed “Life-Saving Boats,” which aims at spreading awareness against irregular immigration.
The centre is part of a bilateral cooperation programme between Egypt and Germany, which is meant to provide job opportunities for Egyptians in the country as well as expats returning from other countries, through guiding them to find the suitable career paths.
The centre also works to integrate returning expats into the Egyptian society, economically and socially.
Among the missions of the centre is contributing to limiting irregular immigration through spreading awareness about its danger and helping those willing to immigrate get the required information.
Minister of Emigration Nabila Makram said the goal of the centre is to affirm Egypt’s support of safe immigration. The centre will give information about job opportunities in Germany and educate job applicants about the German language and culture.
Individual consultation sessions, advice and training will be provided to Egyptian youth looking for job opportunities in Egypt and abroad through the centre, Makram added.