Egyptian expatriate minister, Saudi envoy discuss cooperation
Egypt’s minister for expatriates has called for more cooperation to quickly address any issues facing Egyptians living in Saudi Arabia, during a meeting with Riyadh’s ambassador in Cairo.
Soha Gendi met Osama bin Ahmed Nugali and Consul General Sultan Al-Subaie to discuss setting up a mechanism where authorities could work together to speedily resolve issues, her ministry said in a statement.
Gendi said that the more than 2 million Egyptians in Saudi Arabia, the country’s largest community abroad, were at the forefront of her department’s priorities.
The Saudi ambassador agreed to enhance cooperation, announcing that the minister responsible for workers would travel to Cairo to discuss the plan.
He praised the efficiency and skill of Egyptian workers in Saudi Arabia, who he said were sparing no effort to help the country’s progress and expansion.
Both parties expressed the strength of Egyptian-Saudi relations, their historical and cultural ties, and their efforts to serve each others’ expatriate communities.
They also agreed to continue working together to ensure that Egyptians with the most in-demand skills were able to travel to and work in the Kingdom.