On Tuesday morning in Cairo, the Secretary-General met with the Egyptian President, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah al Sisi.
The Secretary-General thanked the President for his leadership role in the current efforts to establish a cease-fire in Gaza.
They both agreed on the need for an intensified concerted international effort to stop the fighting urgently and also focus on the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.
They agreed to remain in close touch in the crucial phase in the days and hours ahead.