Expats’ role crucial in Egypt’s uplift

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Expats’ role crucial in Egypt’s uplift

Egyptians residing in Dubai are now able to become members of a consultative council, thanks to the recent approval of Dr Mohammed Mursi, Egyptian president.

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Published: Sun 25 Nov 2012, 9:39 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:28 AM

According to a senior official, the move is aimed at activating the role of Egyptian residents worldwide, allowing them to be effectively involved in the total development of new Egypt.

Khaleej TimesDr Ayman Aly, advisor to the Egyptian president for Egyptians’ affairs abroad, said they have set certain rules to transparently and democratically elect members of the council.

“We want all Egyptians abroad to be more concerned about the development and progress of their country, rather than only those with political or ideological backgrounds.” He said the council’s main goal will be to enhance communication with Egyptian communities abroad, meeting their needs, assisting in implementing approved projects and activating their participation in the development of new Egypt. “We also want to voluntarily share and benefit from innovative ideas, knowledge and experiences, uplift Egyptians’ sufferings and connect new generations with their country.”

Dr Aly added that interested candidates need to be technically efficient, disregard any bias relating to political, religious or cultural backgrounds, including age bias, be able to communicate online, be willing to dedicate part of his/her time to the council and have good conduct with others.

He said: “Since the government of Egypt shall not bear any travel costs, the civil society organisation will take care of the issues, as part of their national participation,” noting that the first meeting will be held next month. “All candidates need to write (no more than) 1,000-word letter detailing their vision on the best ways to develop and boost the Egyptians Abroad sector in the service of the country.” The deadline for receiving applications is November 30. - ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

Fact Box

  • Application forms and information on criteria available online at: http://www.mfa.gov.eg
  • Application forms to be sent to:
  • Immigration Sector Ministry of Manpower, 96 Ahmed Orabi Street, 10th floor, Al Muhandeseen, Cairo, Egypt, Advisor to the Egyptian president for Egyptians’ affairs abroad.
  • Dr Ayman Aly may also be accessed on:

Phone: 0020224188033 
Fax: 0020224048886 
E-mail ayman.aly@op.gov.eg

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