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Nicosia and Cairo agree on Egyptian workers

Nicosia and Cairo agree on Egyptian workers

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Cyprus and Egypt have signed a new bilateral agreement to help Egyptian workers find work in Cyprus.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry signed the agreement in the context of Kombos’ visit to Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 4-5).

The agreement aims to make it easier for Egyptian workers to travel to Cyprus and work in different industries, based on what the local market needs. This is done in a structured and controlled manner, so that everything runs smoothly.

The Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted on Tuesday that this deal was completed in just four months, showing that both countries are keen to work together for their economic benefit.

A joint committee, led by the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and Social Security, will monitor the operation of the agreement and propose changes if necessary. The first year will be a trial period to see how well the system functions.

The agreement also provides rules regarding social security, the transfer of benefits and keeping shared information private.