Egypt, Libya sign agreement to facilitate entry of Egyptian workers

The Libyan Embassy in Cairo announced an agreement with Egypt to facilitate the entry of Egyptian workers into Libya.

This follows a meeting between both sides to implement a bilateral memorandum of cooperation signed in 2013 regarding “the use of Egyptian labor in Libya, and the implementation of electronic linkage between the Libyan Ministry of Labor and its Egyptian counterpart.”

In a Saturday statement the embassy added that last Thursday, Cairo witnessed the start of a joint meeting between the Ministry of Labor in Libya and the Ministry of Manpower in Egypt.

Efforts are in place to “provide an integrated database with information related to the needs of the Libyan market for Egyptian labor, and to facilitate the procedures and mechanism of their entry in coordination with the Passports Authority through the ports in both countries,” the statement said.

The embassy explained that the meeting came to follow up on the results of the meeting that took place in Cairo between representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Libyan Ministry of Labor’s delegation in the presence of the chargĂ© d’affairs of the Libyan Embassy in Egypt, Tariq Al-Hawaij.

It was also agreed to form a joint permanent committee between the two ministries for this purpose, and to arrange for an Egyptian technical delegation to visit Libya to complete the rest of the technical arrangements.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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