FM Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza

Foreign Minister Sameh Shourki called Thursday 17072014 for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza to stop the bloodshed of innocent people in the enclave.

Speaking to the BBC News Channel and the Associated Press news agency, the Egyptian top diplomat said Cairo intensified efforts to reach a ceasefire to stop the killing of innocent people.

The Minister held talks with Palestinian factions and international key players to put the Egyptian initiative into force, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel-Aty said.

The proposed Egyptian initiative states that all crossings would be opened to facilitate the movement of people and goods to and from the Gaza Strip, the spokesman added.

Source : Egypt State Information Service