New govt hotline for Egyptians living abroad

Ahram Online , Friday 5 Oct 2012

The Egyptian foreign ministry's new phone line for Egyptian expatriates will allow them to reach government officials

Egypt's foreign ministry has added new a phone line to better assist Egyptians living abroad.

"The state's apparatus is committed to Egyptians living abroad; that is why we added those numbers," Mohy Eddin El-Ahsry, ambassador and deputy secretary general for consular affairs, immigration and Egyptians living abroad, told Ahram's Arabic news website.

The new numbers are +2 02 25772500 and +2 02 25777101, and the fax number is +2 02 25761000.

Approximately 6.5 million Egyptians live abroad. Many expatriates have complained before the January 25 revolution that they are ignored and marginalised by the Egyptian government.

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