Tue, 14 Jul 2020 - 11:33 GMT
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CAIRO – 14 July 2020: Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expat Affairs Nabila Makram stated in a TV interview Monday that the inauguration of the Egyptian-German Center for Employment, Migration, and Reintegration will be in August.
The center is established based upon an executive contract signed with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
The center is aligned with the presidential initiative dubbed "Survival Ships" aimed at combating illegal immigration within Egypt's 2030 Vision for Sustainable Development.
The center will offer a list of vacancies available in Germany, particularly to the dwellers of governorates that produce the largest numbers of illegal migrants. The center will also provide candidates with German language courses, and workshops teaching different crafts and professional skills needed in the German labor market.
After deportation, former Egyptian illegal migrants will be reintegrated in their homeland through the center by offering vocational training and employment services.
Makram underlined a statement made earlier by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on the fact that no single ship carrying illegal migrants has sailed off Egyptian shores since 2016, which is considered a success to all state institutions.
Egyptian illegal migrants used to be from Fayoum, Sharqeya, Daqahleya, Menoufeya, Beheira, Gharbeya, Kafr El Sheikh, Luxor, and Menya.