November 18, 2012 / 1:42 PM / 5 years ago

U.N.'s Ban to visit Egypt for talks on Monday

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opens the high-level meeting on countering nuclear terrorism on the sidelines of the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 28, 2012.Brendan McDermid/Files

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Egypt on Monday for talks with the Egyptian president and other officials, the foreign ministry reported on Sunday.

It did not give details of his planned discussions, only saying he would talk about regional issues. Egypt is negotiating a truce over Gaza and President Mohamed Mursi, who Ban is due to meet on Tuesday, has said there were "some indications" that a deal could be soon.

Reporting by Ayman Samir; Writing by Edmund Blair

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