Ministry of Immigration Nabila Makram – File photo/Amr Moustafa
CAIRO - 22 October 2018: The Cabinet Media Center denied Monday that the government is creating a database of Egyptians abroad to impose taxes on them; rather, the data entry will be used to integrate them in the 2030 vision.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli decreed Saturday that a national committee will compile the information. The committee will be headed by Minister of Emigration Nabila Makram and with members from the Foreign Ministry, Manpower Ministry, Planning Ministry and the Ministry of Communications, as well as representatives of the Central Bank of Egypt and the Administrative Control Authority.
The database will in fact be created per the request of many Egyptians abroad, according to the Emigration Ministry, which condemned rumors that claim otherwise on social media.
The committee is tasked with determining the capabilities and expertise of Egyptians abroad who would like to support the country’s sustainable development plan “Egypt Vision 2030.”