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Last updated: 25 July, 2014

Kerry meets with UN, Egypt as Gaza truce push builds

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday no ceasefire deal had been reached yet in the conflict in Gaza as he and UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged a seven-day halt in fighting.

Kerry, who has been leading international efforts to reach a truce, said at a press conference in Cairo with Ban that both sides “still have some terminology” to agree to on a ceasefire, but added they had “fundamental framework” on a truce.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said “both sides have not shown till now enough willingness to negotiate.”

Shoukri also called for a seven day humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Kerry said he had not submitted any formal truce proposal.

“They may have rejected some language in the proposal within the framework … but there was no formal proposal submitted from me,” he said.