EU looks to extend migration deals to Egypt

EU looks to extend migration deals to Egypt

EU President Ursula von der Leyen, and the leaders of Italy, Greece, and Belgium, are heading to Egypt this weekend with the aim of replicating agreements to those already established with Tunisia, Mauritania, and other nations, to control the influx of irregular migrants. 

This initiative is being reinforced as the European Union prepares for June elections for its Parliament that surveys predict will see a surge in support for far-right, anti-immigration parties.

Egypt hosts around nine million migrants and refugees, according to the UN migration agency IOM.

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