The meeting also touched on ways to coordinate efforts to combat illegal immigration, in addition to developments pertinent to a number of regional and international issues of common interest, mainly the crisis in Sudan and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Sunday a phone call from his Italian counterpart Antonio Tajani.
Ambassador Rady concluded by shedding light on the fact that Egypt hosts nine million migrants, and has no refugee camps.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Thursday a phone call from Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
Families of the victims and missing persons can contact the working group to provide information that helps identify the victims, said the Ministry in a statement on Monday.
He stressed the need to take further action against the smugglers and traffickers. “We cannot sit when our children drawing in the Mediterranean Sea, announcing that the EU allocated Egypt 80 million euros for border management, search and rescue operations.
The fishing boat capsized off the coast of Greece and led to the drowning of hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea on June 14. The Greek Coast Guard said that 104 people have been rescued so far and 78 bodies have been recovered, said the Greek Coast Guard in a statement, adding that nine men, who are Egyptian [aged 26, 21, 40, 36, 32, 26, 22, 29 and 20 years old], from the rescued people were arrested for having “distinct roles in the transport of the rest.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Sunday Commissioner for Promoting European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas.
A three-day workshop was held earlier in February for Spanish and Egyptian judges to exchange experience on combating human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
The minister elaborated that Italy wants to establish an energy hub in Europe in cooperation with other Mediterranean states.
The ministry underscored that Egypt does not confine refugees and migrants in camps or detention centers.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by H.E. Ambassador Naela Gabr, Chairperson of the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons, and Mr. Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF Representative in Egypt.
The Egyptian Armed Forces announced Tuesday that the Border Guard Force, backed by information provided by the intelligence agencies, had recently thwarted several smuggling attempts of arms and drugs as well as illegal migration.
The Libyan National Safety Authority said that three Egyptians had drowned on Sunday, adding that one of the Egyptians was recovered and the other two people are still missing, Youm7 reported.
Ambassador to Valletta Khaled Anis met this week with Maltese Minister of Home Affairs, Security, Reform, and Equality Byron Camilleri, requesting the creation of legal migration channels for Egyptians.
Deputy President of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Mediterranean (PAM) Gennaro Migliore described cooperation with Egypt on combating illegal migration as having been very effective.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Wednesday at Al Itihadiyah Presidential Palace European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi.
Under the amendments, tougher penalties shall be imposed on whoever commits, initiates, or mediates in the crime of smuggling migrants.
The law divides culprits into four categories.
Makram affirmed that the country is against illegal migration, adding that Egypt has managed to prevent any illegal migration attempt since 2016 as it was declared by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.