At the outset of the meeting, the immigration minister lauded the long-standing relations binding between Egypt and Iraq, saying that her ministry is looking forward to exchanging experience with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displaced in this regard, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates on Thursday.

Makram reviewed her ministry's strategy for making the best use of the experience of Egyptian scientists working abroad in executing national projects, the statement added.

On her part, the Iraqi minister said that she seeks to benefit from the Egyptian Ministry of Immigration's successful experience in the file of migrants and how to give them the space for connecting with their homeland, the statement read,

Jabro pointed to the current momentum in the Egyptian-Iraqi ties, citing the inking of joint agreements between the two countries in a number of key domains, a top of which is the issue of immigration, the statement noted.

Both ministers talked about challenges facing Egyptian and Iraqi expats during the current phase, notably the challenge of identity obliteration .

The two countries are due to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) soon on the exchange of experience in the file of immigration, through holding joint conferences training courses and workshops.