Egypt collects $400M from Beladi certificate

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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 03:42 GMT

FILE - Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram traveled to Kuwait to check on the health condition of the Egyptian expat attacked, Waheed Mahmoud Hassan

FILE - Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram traveled to Kuwait to check on the health condition of the Egyptian expat attacked, Waheed Mahmoud Hassan

CAIRO – 26 January 2021: Beladi certificate, which the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptians Affairs Abroad released to Egyptians working abroad, collected about $ 400 million, according to Minister of ImmigrationNabila Makram Ebeid.

 

Makram added, in front of the House of Representatives, Monday, that it was agreed with the Postal Authority to receive remittances from Egyptians abroad to facilitate their arrival to their families in the villages and their governorates.

 

She pointed to the ministry’s role in mobilizing efforts to create a database for Egyptians abroad, with the participation of representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Communications, Planning and Follow-up, the Central Bank of Egypt, Administrative Control, and the Postal Authority.

 

Makram also pointed out that remittances from Egyptians abroad reached $27 billion during the fiscal year 2019-2020, according to reports from the Central Bank.

 

The Minister of Immigration also noted the launch of a community initiative entitled "Let us support some" among the Egyptian communities abroad, to help and support Egyptians stranded abroad, following the decision to stop the exceptional flights and the return of Egyptians abroad, which met with great acceptance among the Egyptian community abroad.

 

She said that during the second wave of the Coronavirus, the Ministry of Immigration operations room was activated to receive appeals from Egyptians stranded abroad, noting that the operation room has so far received 2,250 appeals from Egyptians stranded in a number of countries as a result of closing airlines and receiving arrivals, especially Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

 

She emphasized that the ministry had borne the expenses of residing 500 Egyptians stranded in the Emirates until the end of the crisis with the beginning of the second wave and other measures to help Egyptians abroad.

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