CAIRO- Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reviewed with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Egypt’s policy towards immigrants and refugees based on the principles of respect for their human rights and dignity without distinction between them and the Egyptians along with offering them the basic services on equal footing.
This came during Shoukry’s meeting with the UN commissioner in Geneva.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Shoukry voiced his appreciation for the UN commissioner on current cooperation between Egypt and the commission on the occasion its 70th anniversary. Shoukry also voiced hope over boosting this partnership and co-operation in the coming phase, added the spokesman.
Abu Zeid also noted that talks covered means of enhancing co-operation between Egypt and the Un Commission in light of the huge burdens on the Egyptian government as a result of Cairo hosting 9 million immigrants and refugees along with the repercussions of Sudan crisis.
They also reiterated the necessity of garnering up all national efforts to extend humanitarian aid and care for the displaced people fleeing the conflict in Sudan in view of Egypt’s commitment to open its borders for the displaced people in line with its regional and international commitments.
Egypt has so far received 121,00 refugees mostly women, children and old people from Sudan.
Discussion about this post