DOHA: Egypt's Minister of Manpower and Migration Khaled al-Azhari stressed that HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Qatari government are the biggest supporter of Egypt after the January 25th revolution, pointing to the Qatari economic support for Egypt which consolidates the close relations between the two brotherly countries.
In an exclusive interview with the Qatari daily (Al Watan) issued Wednesday, Al-Azhari said that in the coming period the Qatari market will witness Egyptian employment increase due to the increased demand for labor in all professions to begin the implementation of mega projects in preparation for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
The Egyptian Minister also indicated that Egyptian-Qatari relations have taken a new distinct turn after the revolution and said "it is enough that HH the Emir of Qatar was the first Arab leader to visit Egypt after the revolution and expressed great interest in enhancing the Egyptian economy," noting to the $2 billion deposit from Qatar which then was doubled to $5 billion besides the injection of $18 billion worth of investments into Egypt over the coming five years which has had a positive impact on the economic situation in Egypt and in turn will help to create more jobs.
Meanwhile, al-Azhari denied that the distinct relationship between the Egyptian government and Qatar are the only reason behind this assistance, saying, "This is not true .. because Qataris are proud of Egypt, so they are helping its people."
Most of the assistance came directly after the revolution and during the rule of the military junta, he added.
Regarding the real gain of the workers in Egypt after the revolution, the Minister said that the voice of the Egyptian worker became audible and unrestricted. (QNA)