13 November 2012

Egypt: Advisory Council to Represent Egyptians Living Abroad

President Mohamed Morsi issued directives to form an Advisory Council to represent Egyptians living abroad to solve their problems and activate their role in the economic development process, said Ayman Ali, Presidential Adviser on Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs.

Following his meeting with President Mohamed Morsi, Ali said that the first meeting of the council will be held within a month, under the auspices of the president.

The council will also make use of the experiences of the Egyptian expatriates and will help in increasing foreign direct investments to Egypt, he added.

Ayman said that he will chair the council and will group also members of the Egyptian community abroad.

Meanwhile, Morsi had a phone conversation with the Greek president to tackle the latest attacks on Egyptian nationals in Greece by extremist groups.

The Greek president expressed regret over the incident and ordered an immediate investigation, said Ali.

Regarding the death penalties, which were issued against a number of Egyptians in Iraq, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani promised Morsi to stop implementing any death penalty.

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