Baku-APA. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Monday evening in Cairo for a two-day visit to push for an early ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, official MENA news agency reported, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
Ban has met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr, discussing the efforts to put an end to the ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza and reach a ceasefire, as well as the Syrian crisis.
During the visit, Ban is also scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Prime Minister Hisham Qandil on regional and international issues, topped by the current conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Ban will also meet with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al- Arabi on Tuesday to discuss the Gaza escalation, before the latter heading for the Gaza Strip in a solidarity visit.
According to Palestinian medics, the death toll in the Hamas- ruled Gaza Strip has climbed to 104 Palestinians since Wednesday.