Egypt's Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram Abdulshaheed is visiting Kuwait to urge Egyptians to vote in forthcoming parliamentary elections, she told a press conference at her country's consulate Tuesday evening.
Abdulshaheed said she chose Kuwait as the first country to visit after she took over for the huge Egyptian community in the country. The Minister is on a tour that also includes Jordan and the Australia's Sydney.
Lauding the "good and distinguished" bilateral ties, she said that she unluckily did not meet with any Kuwaiti official due to "tight schedule." Abdulshaheed noted that she was keen on meeting with the biggest number of Egyptian expats in Kuwait to urge them to take part in the vote whose first phase starts on Saturday.
The minister noted that she had three meetings with the Egyptian community and answered all their inquiries on the vote.