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Kerry to visit Egypt on Tuesday to discuss Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry will pay a visit to Cairo tomorrow to discuss the ongoing Gaza crisis

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Jul 2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves to journalists as he walks to the second straight day of talks over Tehran's nuclear program at a hotel in Vienna July 14, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, said a spokesman for Egypt's foreign ministry.

Egypt's Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shukry received a phone call from Kerry on Sunday evening to discuss the escalation in hostilities between Israel and Gaza rulers Hamas.

Kerry's visit to Egypt will be the second in less than a month. He last visited Egypt on 22 June to meet with newly-elected President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and discuss regional developments, especially in Iraq and Syria.

Kerry's visit to Egypt will also come a day after an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers was held at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo in a bid to seek an end to violence that has left over 100 Palestinians dead since Israel launched a campaign of air strikes last Tuesday.

Kerry was in Vienna this week to attend talks over Iran's nuclear programme.
 

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