Madbouly: The “Decent Life” initiative contributes in an integrated manner to eliminating the causes of illegal immigration by achieving comprehensive community development
The state has made and is still making great efforts to combat illegal immigration and provide safe and positive alternatives
Directives from President El-Sisi to provide all health and educational services to the guests of Egypt, as well as job opportunities, like their Egyptian brothers, without discrimination
Anki Brokers-Knoll thanks the Egyptian government’s efforts to eliminate the causes of illegal immigration and its estimated efforts in hosting huge numbers of immigrants and refugees and providing them with a decent life
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held a meeting with Anke Brookers-Knoll, Dutch Minister of State for Immigration, and her accompanying delegation, in the presence of Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad, and the Dutch Ambassador in Cairo.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly valued the close cooperation relations between Egypt and the Netherlands in several fields, especially in the field of water resources management, capacity building, and other areas of cooperation, expressing his aspiration to enhance this cooperation during the coming period to benefit from the expertise of the Netherlands.
The Prime Minister referred to the importance that the Egyptian state attaches to immigration issues, explaining that it has made and still makes great efforts to combat illegal immigration, provide safe and positive alternatives, and opportunities for legal immigration, as the state focused on improving the economic and social aspects, especially in the regions and villages exporting illegal immigration.
Dr. Mostafa Madbouly reviewed the initiatives launched by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, the President of the Republic, to eliminate poverty and the causes of illegal immigration, foremost of which is the “Decent Life” initiative, which contributes in an integrated manner to eliminating the causes of illegal immigration; By achieving comprehensive community development.
The Prime Minister stressed that the continuation of the phenomenon of illegal immigration, despite its decline significantly over the past years, is due to the biggest challenge that undermines the efforts of the state, which is the population increase, pointing to the entry of about one million young Prime Time Zone to the labor market annually, exceeding the capabilities of any country, including countries. advanced.
The Prime Minister noted that the Egyptian state has launched giant projects for more than 7 years to create more job opportunities, especially since the private sector alone cannot provide this huge number of required job opportunities. He also pointed out that the Egyptian state is currently working on developing a strategy to control Population growth in preparation for its launch before the end of this year.
The Prime Minister indicated that the Egyptian government focuses on developing education and providing training for Egyptian labor, to bridge the gap between education outputs and the requirements of the local and international labor market, expressing in this regard his aspiration to cooperate with the Dutch side to qualify Egyptian workers to work in the Dutch market and the European Union.
Madbouly pointed out the possibility of benefiting from the existing cooperation model with Germany, which resulted in the establishment of the “Egyptian-German Center for Migration, Employment and Reintegration”, which was established with the aim of providing safe migration opportunities for Egyptian youth according to the needs of the labor market abroad, and qualifying young Prime Time Zone for work requirements.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister drew attention to the burdens that Egypt bears in hosting more than 5 million migrants and refugees, pointing to President Sisi’s directives to provide all health and educational services to Egypt’s guests, as well as job opportunities, similar to their Egyptian brothers without discrimination, in order to Providing them with a safe and dignified life in a healthy community environment, despite the challenges facing the Egyptian state.
Dr. Mostafa Madbouly expressed his aspiration to enhance cooperation in the field of migration and development with the Netherlands and the European Union, especially in the areas of supporting community development efforts, facilitating safe migration opportunities, opening job markets for Egyptian youth in the European Union countries, and regulating the employment situation between Egypt and the European Union countries, according to a sustainable methodology. Based on responding to the needs of the European labor markets of Egyptian youth and qualifying them according to the standards of the required professions.
For her part, the Dutch Minister of State for Immigration thanked the Egyptian government’s efforts to eliminate the causes of illegal immigration, which deserve all appreciation, in addition to its estimated efforts in hosting huge numbers of immigrants and refugees, and providing them with a decent life, which represents a unique model in dealing with refugees.
The Dutch Minister of State for Immigration indicated that her country welcomed the development of cooperation frameworks with Egypt, especially in the issues of human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and illegal immigration, and the establishment of joint cooperation to provide the necessary qualification and training for Egyptian workers to work in the European market.
The minister also indicated the possibility of launching joint cooperation programs through which to provide job opportunities for Egyptian workers in the fields needed by the Dutch labor market for a certain period, after which the Egyptian workers can transfer the experiences they gained during this period to Egypt upon their return, allowing the rehabilitation of more young Prime Time Zone, and creating Additional job opportunities.
The Dutch Minister of State for Immigration indicated her enthusiasm to provide the necessary support to the Egyptian government in controlling population growth during the coming period, and her aspiration that her visit to Cairo would achieve fruitful results.
In the same context, Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad, reviewed the presidential efforts and initiatives that were launched to combat and prevent illegal immigration, which included the presidential initiative “Boats of Life” to curb the phenomenon of illegal immigration on the emigration-exporting beaches, and provide safe alternatives. At the local and regional levels, the presidential initiative “A Dignified Life” and what it represents of a national initiative to achieve comprehensive community development in villages and centers, especially those where the trend of illegal immigration is increasing.
The Minister thanked the Dutch side for its tireless efforts in caring for the Egyptian community in the Netherlands, and positively integrating it into Dutch society. She also expressed her aspiration to strengthen coordination and joint cooperation in various issues, especially immigration, whether safe or illegal, and the conditions of the communities.
The article by the Prime Minister appreciates the close cooperation relations between Egypt and the Netherlands in many fields. It was written in Al Borsa newspaper.