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.
The forces seized up to 240 arms, 120 magazines and 9,000 bullets.
Tillieux met with her Egyptian counterpart Hanafi al-Gebali in Cairo on Saturday.
President Sisi and the Spanish prime minister agreed to form a joint ministerial committee that would convene periodically.
The minister participated Monday in the sixth Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfC) and the third European Union-Southern Neighborhood Ministerial Meeting.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi began his visit to Athens Tuesday by a bilateral meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Stability must return to the countries whose shores are used for illegal migration, not just to protect Europe, but to protect the migrants who are “thrown into the sea,” President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a Wednesday press conference with the Hungarian Prime Minister.
“Egypt will not establish any kind of refugee camps on its lands,” Shoukry said.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry met Tuesday with his Belgium counterpart Sophie Wilmes.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry examined with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo Sunday aspects of bilateral cooperation.
All of them belong to Al Qayat village located in Minya governorate in Upper Egypt.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a phone call Tuesday from Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez discussing economic and diplomatic cooperation.