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Egypt's FM, IOM Representative Discuss Cooperation

Fri 26 May 2023 | 12:09 PM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IMO) Amy Pope to discuss enhancing cooperation and best practices in the implementation of the SDGs.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister told Pope that Egypt is keen on promoting cooperation with the IOM with a view to assuaging burdens on Egypt as a result of hosting nine million migrants.

This comes also along with receiving Sudanese citizens fleeing acts of violence that all necessitates rallying the international community's support to Egypt in this respect, according to a statement.

Furthermore, the minister affirmed Egypt's Keenness to enhance its partnership with IOM to ensure comprehensive management of immigration and enhance sustainable development.

In this regard, he also affirmed that Egypt has adopted a comprehensive strategy related to migration governance to address all aspects of the phenomenon.

Shoukry took this occasion to congratulate the IMO official on her new post, as she became the first woman to hold this position since the establishment of the organization in 1951, the statement noted.

In turn, the IMO official underscored Egypt's pivotal role in addressing migration issues, voiding hope of strengthening cooperation with Egypt in the migration field.

She also hailed Egypt's role in receiving and hosting a large number of migrants and providing their basic needs.