Kerry to visit Egypt on Tuesday to discuss Gaza

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Jul 2014

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

John Kerry
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)

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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