UN`s Ban lands in Cairo for Gaza ceasefire talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday arrived in Cairo for talks to build support for a truce in Gaza as part of his whistlestop tour of the region, an airport official said.

AFP| Updated: Jul 22, 2014, 00:13 AM IST

Cairo: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday arrived in Cairo for talks to build support for a truce in Gaza as part of his whistlestop tour of the region, an airport official said.

Ban, who arrived from Kuwait, is due to meet Egypt`s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri as international efforts to end the deadly conflict in the Palestinian territory intensified, with US Secretary of State John Kerry also expected to arrive in the Egyptian capital later in the evening.