Egyptian-German center aimed at reducing illegal migration inaugurated Nov. 2

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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 01:16 GMT

German Ambassador to Egypt Cyril Nunn

German Ambassador to Egypt Cyril Nunn

CAIRO – 2 November 2020: Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expats Affairs, Minister of State for International Cooperation Rania al-Mashat, and German Ambassador to Egypt Cyril Nunn inaugurated on Monday the Egyptian-German Center for Employment, Migration, and Reintegration.

 

The center is established in accordance to 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.

 

The German ambassador asserted that the center aims for reducing illegal migration from Egypt, and raising awareness on legal migration.

 

The ambassador added that Germany offers 650,000 job opportunities for migrants, and that the center does not help with issuing visas as its duties are restricted to qualifying Egyptian youths for legal migration to Germany.

 

In July, 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 an achievement accomplished by all state institutions.  

 

Egyptian illegal migrants used to be from Fayoum, Sharqeya, Daqahleya, Menoufeya, Beheira, Gharbeya, Kafr El Sheikh, Luxor, and Menya.

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