UN Secretary-General visits Egypt, Jordan

AFP - John Thys

The UN announced on Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit Egypt and Jordan, marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

"In a few hours, the Secretary-General will arrive in Cairo, Egypt. He will embark on his annual Ramadan solidarity trip, which comes this year in turbulent times, with the conflict in Gaza," deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said at a news conference earlier today.

Guterres will visit the northern Sinai Peninsula and the Rafah border with the Gaza Strip and meet with humanitarian aid workers.

He added that Guterres will have a Ramadan iftar dinner in Cairo with refugees from Sudan and also meet with Egyptian officials.

He further mentioned that during his visit to Jordan, Guterres would visit the facilities of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

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