CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs Soha Gendy said preparations are underway to meet with Egyptian communities abroad through a video conference to discuss their participation in the presidential elections scheduled for December.
She urged Egyptians abroad to participate in the elections, stressing that any problems they may face during voting will be addressed.
Gendy’s statement came during her meeting with the new consul general of Egypt in Jeddah, Ambassador Ahmed Abdel Majeed, to discuss cooperation to serve the Egyptian community in Saudi Arabia.
She said on Monday that the Egyptian community in Saudi Arabia is the largest Egyptian community abroad, pointing to the importance of cooperation in the coming period and coordination with regard to organizing presidential elections abroad.
She said that it is the responsibility of every Egyptian living abroad to contribute to Egypt’s future and choose its next leadership.
Abdel Majeed confirmed that the lines of communication and coordination with the Ministry of Immigration will remain open at all times to serve the Egyptian citizens in the Kingdom.
He added that the Egyptian Consulate in Jeddah is one of the most important consulates in the Kingdom and is in constant contact with Saudi officials in order to overcome any problems facing the community.
During the meeting, Gendy was keen to inform Abdel Majeed of the results of the visit she made to Saudi Arabia late last year, which was her first foreign visit.
Egypt’s National Elections Authority has set three days for Egyptians abroad to vote in the 2024 presidential elections, to be held Dec. 1-3.
Source: Arab News