Hamdy Imam، head of Enrolling the Egyptian Labor Abroad، at Cairo Chamber of Commerce، said that the Iraqi market was open to the Egyptians. He pointed that efforts were exerted to reopen that market again to provide more jobs for the Egyptians there. Imam revealed that demand for Egyptian labor in the Gulf region has dipped by 85 in the recent years. He linked those changes to economic hardships face the six states in the Gulf regions. Those countries depend on oil as the main source for income. Oil prices have collapsed and this led to freeze mega projects in the Gulf region for years. Imam expected that Egyptian labor may find fresh chances in Iraq when plans of reconstruction come to effect.