Egypt's Minister of State for Migration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs، Nabila Makram، met with members of the Egyptian community in Christchurch، New Zealand، including imams and bishops.
During her meeting with the Egyptian community، Makram stressed her keenness to visit them in particular to offer condolences for the tragic terrorist attack. She thanked them for efforts they exerted with the injured people and the victims` families.
Makram added that in addition to her role in this event، she also had to meet the Egyptian community in Christchurch to learn more about them and talk to them about the role of the ministry and what is happening in Egypt and listen to their proposals and demands.
In this context، the minister pointed out to the ministry's adoption of a series of "Egypt Can" conferences، the launch of its four editions، in addition to preparing for the fifth edition. She also spoke about the “Reviving Roots” initiative، which is the first of its kind globally، to promote tourism and revive the public commemoration of the foreign communities that lived in Egypt in the past.
In light of the Ministry of Migration`s belief in the role of Egypt's youth abroad in the challenges facing the country، it is organizing programs for the second، third and fourth generations of Egyptians residing abroad to visit their motherland and its historical and tourist landmarks, Makram said. They should know more about the development projects being implemented to advance the country، as well as organizing national security courses for them to correct any misconceptions or ideas that may be exposed to them abroad، as well as to link them to the original Egyptian customs، traditions، and values.
For their part، members of the Egyptian community thanked Makram for her visit to Christchurch and meting them، appreciating her efforts to support them and provide support to the injured and the Egyptian Victims` families.