EU allocates € 27 million to create employment, fight illegal immigration in Egypt
London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The European Union (EU) and the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) of Egypt have signed a financing agreement to fight illegal immigration through job creation
This was stated by the Egyptian Minister of Commerce, Niven Gamea, during a press briefing in Cairo
According to Niven Gamea, at a total cost of 27 million euros, this financial support from the EU will allow MSMEDA to implement training programs that will develop the skills of young people and finance their projects.
” This funding will be effective in 11 governorates that suffer the most from illegal immigration, including Beheira, Sharqiya, Minya and Luxor,” the minister said
Egypt has for several years been a gateway to Europe for the many applicants for illegal immigration, coming from the Horn of Africa and South of the Sahara.
Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi came to power in 2014, a series of drastic measures have been taken to combat illegal immigration. This with the support of partner countries, including mainly European countries.