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Emigration minister prepares for launching donations campaign by Egyptians in US

Minister Nabila Makram met on Monday with Laila Pence, one of the US’ top wealth advisors and president of Pence Wealth Management, to discuss contributions of Egyptian expats to development programs at home

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Jun 2021
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Egypt’s Emigration and Expats Affairs Minister Nabila Makram meets with Laila Pence
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Egypt’s Minister of Emigration and Expats Affairs Nabila Makram discussed on Monday with Laila Pence, one of the US’ top wealth advisors and president of Pence Wealth Management, preparations for launching a donations campaign by Egyptian expats in the US.

The donations will contribute to rehabilitating the poorest Egyptian villages as part of the presidential Decent Life initiative as well as developing the standard of living in areas that export illegal migrants.

An official statement read that the meeting comes as part of the activation of an executive plan for a cooperation protocol signed between the emigration ministry and the Decent Life Association to implement the goals of the presidential initiatives Survival Boat and Decent Life.

Makram praised Pence’s success story as an Egyptian immigrant who left to the US at a young age, describing her as an “honourable Egyptian model abroad.”

Pence said she appreciates the opportunity for cooperation with the Decent Life initiative, adding that Egyptians in the US will not spare an effort to support their nation and its neediest villages.

The initiative, launched by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in early 2019, aims to provide better living conditions for the neediest rural villages in Egypt.

In December, El-Sisi launched the second stage of the initiative, targeting a total of 1,500 villages and their 18 million citizens. 

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