CAIRO: Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram left Sunday for a tour of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to meet with Egyptian expatriate communities and discuss their conditions.
Makram is expected to urge Egyptian expatriates to participate in the second round of parliamentary elections, which will kick off abroad Nov. 21-22.
The turnout rate of Egyptian expatriates in the runoff phase of the first round in the elections was estimated at 2.9 percent, after an estimated 19,835 participated in the voting process.
On the sidelines of Makram’s visit to Kuwait, she is scheduled to meet the Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hend Sobaih to discuss the case of an Egyptian national who was killed after being run over by a car.
Last week, two Kuwaitis reportedly hit a group of four Egyptian nationals by a car after a quarrel, killing one and severely injuring three others. A Kuwaiti national has been charged with the murder.
Another incident is being investigated by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, of an Egyptian employee who appeared in a video with his right eye bruised and head bandaged, describing how he was assaulted while delivering a pastry order to a home in Kuwait.
At least two incidents took place in Jordan for Egyptian nationals being assaulted by Jordanians over the past few weeks. A recent case was for two Egyptians stabbed in Amman city; a police hunt was launched after the perpetrator.
In Jordan, an Egyptian employee working at a restaurant was assaulted in early October by brothers of a local parliamentarian over a “delayed order;” the assault was captured on video.