CAIRO: The Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia aims to hire 700 specialized Egyptian doctors to work in Mecca, Youm7 reported Thursday.
Saudi ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Qattan received a delegation from the Saudi ministry to arrange the hiring process.
Egyptian nationals residing in Saudi Arabia amounted to 1.5 million by 2012, according to the Egypt’s State Information Service.
Qattan also received another delegation from the Saudi railway authority amid joint plans to implement major transportation projects, such as connecting South Sinai and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has, however, deported hundreds of Egyptians from the Kingdom over violating residency laws.
Most recently, 31 Egyptians were deported Dec. 14. In November, 46 Egyptians were deported from Saudi, and 65 others were deported in October. Some of the deportees arrived in Egypt with travel documents issued by the Egyptian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as their passports were withheld by their Saudi sponsors.