$47M owed 1K Egyptians who fled Iraq in 1990
Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan

CAIRO: A total of 1,044 Egyptians who worked for the Iraqi government still waiting for pensions worth more than $47.2 million, according to a Friday statement by the Ministry of Manpower.

Manpower Minister Mohamed Safan handed Iraqi undersecretary of Labor Ministry Faleh Hady the details of the Egyptians nationals to pay the amount due for over 25 years.

The two officials met during the Arab Labor Conference held in Cairo.

The dues of Egyptians who fled Iraq following the 1990 Gulf War were frozen in January 1991 until December 2013.

The pensions were dispensed since February 2016 to 195 beneficiaries who had worked for the Iraqi private sector; about $10 million are still due.

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