Cairo: Committee to support the needs of 300,000 Egyptians in Qatar

A picture taken on June 6, 2017 shows the building of the Qatari embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP)

A crisis committee was formed by the Egyptian government from 5 ministries to follow up on the circumstances of Egyptians residing in Qatar and resolve their problems after the boycott decision.

The committee announced that the actual number of Egyptians in Qatar is 300,000, who work in various fields and that it is ready to solve any issues that they may face, reported Al Arabiya.

The first meeting of the committee was headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali in the presence of the Minister of State for Migration and Egyptian affairs abroad, Nabila Makram, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Interior and General Intelligence, and Egypt Air.

Minister Nabila Makram also presented an analysis of the complaints received by the Ministry of Immigration through its hotline 19787, which dealt with the demands for arranging flights from Doha during the holiday season.

Pilot Sherif Ezzat, Chairman of Egypt Air, confirmed that the airline is coordinating with Arab airlines, including Kuwaiti, Omani and Jordanian companies, to increase the number of flights to the nearest point to Doha.

These companies announced the numbers of passengers that have already booked for trips to Egypt.

Interim Minister Ihab Abdul Hamid confirmed that the Egyptian Embassy in Qatar is still providing all regular consular services to its citizens with the continued presence of the Egyptian labor counselor at the embassy.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50