Ambassador Nayla Gabr، head of the National Coordination Committee to Combat and Prevent Illegal Migration، expressed her concern about the big number of illegal immigrants in Egypt، pointing out that Egypt is responsible for their safety and security. She added that there are 5 million illegal immigrants inside Egypt.
In an interview with "Extra News" TV channel، on Friday، Gabr appreciated the role played by the armed forces in controlling Egypt’s maritime ports. She also thanked the government for its great efforts to raise awareness among the Egyptians on illegal immigration. She pointed out that Libya is the new target to which migrants would be smuggled from Europe after Balkan migrant route closed by Turkey، stressing the need to control Egypt’s borders with Libya by the Egyptian authorities.
The head of the National Coordination Committee to Combat and Prevent Illegal Migration، pointed out to the efforts of the Egyptian authorities to contain the illegal immigration crisis، pointing out that the Committee quotes the figures on the number of illegal immigrants from the military spokesman's statements، which highlight the efforts exerted by the Armed Forces.