CAIRO – 22 June 2022: Deputy President of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Mediterranean (PAM) Gennaro Migliore described cooperation with Egypt on combating illegal migration as having been very effective. Migliore pointed out that Europe now has to deal with the crisis of the millions of Ukrainian refugees, who fled their country as a consequence of war. He also noted that the world issues have been worsened because of the global food crisis, which puts further strain on the vulnerable. The statement noted that Egypt hosts six million refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers, and that the government offers them all basic services provided to Egyptians. It is noteworthy to mention that no single boat carrying illegal migrants has departed from Egyptian shores since 2016, according to previous statements by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Source: Egypt Today June 22, 2022 13:27 UTC