Soha Gendi: Egypt Aims to Increase Egyptian Expatriates’ Participation in Elections

by Nada Khaled

Egypt’s Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, Soha Gendi, confirmed that efforts are underway to increase the ratio of Egyptian expatriates’ participation in casting their ballots in elections and all constitutional rights.

Gendi’s remarks came during her meeting with Ahmed Khattab, a researcher at Georgetown University in Washington and one of the participants in the 4th edition of the Egyptian Expats Conference held in July.

The meeting came upon his request to focus on the Egyptian state in research for his Ph.D. that discussed the Ministry’s success in handling the file of emigration and contacts with the Egyptian expats abroad.

During the meeting, the minister welcomed the Egyptian researcher and considered his research a unique experiment in focusing on the Egyptian state and contacts with its expatriates, in addition to the policies embraced by the Emigration Ministry to extend the links of communication between Egyptians and their homeland.

In turn, Khattab expressed his happiness over meeting with Minister Gendi and reviewed the most prominent developments in the policies of the Egyptian state and its dealing with Egyptians abroad through different initiatives.

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