Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh SHOUKRY, and EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS inaugurated on June 25th, 2019 the Second Round of the Migration Dialogue and touched upon enhanced cooperation with EU Agencies. The first Session of Egypt-EU Migration Dialogue was launched to the benefit of both sides in December, 2017. The second meeting of Senior Officials took place in Cairo on 10 July 2019.
The Egypt-EU Migration Dialogue is held in the context of delivering on the EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities 2017-2020. The dialogue reflected the common interest and mutual benefits for Egypt and the EU to exchange views on migration and work closely on migration related areas of common interest, while addressing the mutual challenges together in a balanced comprehensive way, that takes into consideration the priorities of both sides, along with the root causes of migration including the developmental, economic, social and security dimensions. It facilitates a closer strategic engagement and cooperation on migration. Embedding migration within the overall bilateral relationship between Egypt and the European Union, it seeks coherence with other priority areas. The Dialogue takes into account the existing processes on migration, including the Khartoum Process and the follow-up to the November 2015 Valletta Summit through implementation of the Summit’s Political Declaration and Action Plan.