Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled this Monday to visit Kuwait in the context of the ongoing crisis in Gaza, his press office announced here late Saturday. During his three-hour visit to Kuwait, as Chairman of the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summits, Ban will meet with His Highness the Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled announced a ten-million dollar donation to the Palestinian people in a speech before an urgent meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers Kuwait called for on July 14 to discuss the Israeli offensive on Gaza. Ban left New York Saturday on a Middle Eastern trip that would take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Israel, The West Bank and Jordan, to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them to end the violence, encourage a durable cease-fire and find a way forward, his press office said in a statement.
The two-week aggression on Gaza left over 300 deaths and over 2,500 injuries