Advisor to the Egypt Minister of Manpower for Information and Digital Transformation, Hussein Sabry revealed that Egyptian workers still have security concerns about travelling to Libya.
Sabry explained that he sent messages of reassurance about the stability in Libya, to Egyptian workers in several important meetings.
He added that the launch of the new e-link system aims to reach the workers at all times, and will guarantee contracts are upheld, in addition to ensuring health insurance and accommodation.
Sabry noted that the Egyptian government was surprised that the first Libyan request for Egyptian labour was in the medical field.
Days ago, the Egypt Ministry of Manpower announced extending the application deadline for 58 job opportunities in Libya, until 8 January.
The Ministry explained that this is to “give an opportunity to applicants who were not fortunate enough to submit their applications within the previous period specified by the Ministry.”
The Egypt Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan revealed that this would be the first batch of Egyptian workers sent to Libya, after the launch of the electronic link system between the two countries. He added that the required specializations are in the medical field, with applicants needing between 5-15 years of experience.
Last month, Libyan Minister of Labour, Ali Al-Abed said that a similar electronic link system will be launched between Libya and Tunisia to regulate Tunisian labourers entry into the country.
In remarks to Tunisia’s Hakaek Online website, he said that the electronic platform will include job announcements for workers.
Al-Abed confirmed that an employment agreement is set to be signed, noting that the two countries are in talks regarding the terms of this agreement.
He indicated that Tunisia recently sent a draft of the agreement to the Libyan Foreign Ministry, which will be considered by the Libyan government.
“Libya is in need of Tunisian professional expertise, especially in the fields of energy, electricity, and drilling oil wells,” he said. As well as noting Tunisia’s successful experience in vocational training.
Regarding the possibility of establishing a commercial zone near the borders, he said “the idea of the project has existed for some time, but there are problems on the Tunisian side regarding the ownership of land there.”