Egypt’s MSMEDA signs €27 million EU grant deal on irregular migration

Egypt’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) has on Monday signed a €27 million ($29.8 million) grant agreement with the European Union on uprooting illegal immigration.

Egyptian Trade Minister Niven Gamea, who is also heading MSMEDA, said in a statement that the agreement underscores the agency’s keenness on fighting illegal immigration, providing alternatives to youths by training them, honing their skills, and creating job opportunities.

The agreement will be effective across 11 governorates that most suffer from illegal immigration, including Beheira, Sharqiya, Minya, and Luxor.