Ban Ki-moon invites Sisi to attend Climate Change Summit 2014
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon - AP

CAIRO: In his visit to Cairo, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invited Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to head the Egyptian delegation in the forthcoming Climate Change Summit, held in New York on September 23, Youm7 reported.

The U.N. Secretary General’s visit to Cairo came within his tour in the Middle East in a bid to end the current fighting between Israel and Palestine, it reported.

“We, the U.N., thank Egypt for its quick response not only by opening the Rafah crossing to receive wounded Palestinians but also for  providing food and medical aid to Palestinian people,” Ban said.

Since the beginning of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, more than 583 Palestinians were killed and 3,640 injured in Gaza according to the Palestinian Heath Ministry late Tuesday.

Other than praising Egyptian efforts in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ki-Moon expressed his full support of the Egyptian initiative for ceasing fire between the two sides, presidential spokesman Ehab Badawi said in a Tuesday press statement.

During the meeting, Sisi expressed Egypt’s keenness on attending the summit as a steep for joining constructive engagement in keeping world peace and security along with promoting international missions, Badawi added.

Over the duration of the summit, state members are scheduled to discuss the issuance of a global climate agreement in 2015 through the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change, he added.

“The U.N. seeks through motivating international missions to participate in the forthcoming summit to make it a productive summit and not a negotiation session”, said Ban, according to the U.N. website.

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