On Monday, the Dutch Minister of State for Immigration and Asylum Anki Brokers-Knoll was in Cairo, as the European country aims to boost its cooperation.
During a joint press conference, Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Nabila Makram said: "In particular, we encourage the Netherlands government and international partners to support the government's youth empowerment and employment program."
"Our mutual approach will include the setting up of a center for Youth professional training and employment in a bid to contribute to promoting and streamlining legal immigration to the Netherlands."
Makram also touched upon the initiatives launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to eliminate poverty and deal with the root causes of illegal migration, topped by the "Decent Life" rural development project.
"Egypt has focused on improving citizens' living conditions, especially in areas and villages exporting illegal migrants," Makram said earlier.
In conclusion, Makram indicated that Egypt looks forward to furthering cooperation with the Netherlands and the European Union in the areas of migration and development, to support community development efforts, facilitate safe migration opportunities, and increase job openings for Egyptian youth in the Netherlands market.