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Egypt opposition calls for immediate talks with Morsi

English.news.cn   2013-01-30 17:49:09            
 • A leading figure in the NSF called Wednesday for holding immediate talks with Mohamed Morsi.
 • During the national dialogue session held Monday, Morsi extended anew his invitation to the NSF.
 • The ongoing violence in Egypt has left more than 60 people dead and 2,000 others injured.

 

CAIRO, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- A leading figure in the opposition National Salvation Front (NSF), Mohamed El-Baradie, called Wednesday for holding immediate talks with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to bring an end to the worsening political crisis in the country, the state-run TV reported.

"I called for an immediate meeting with president Morsi, the ministers of defense and interior, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and leaders of the Salafist parties along with the NSF to discuss the escalated violent acts in the streets," El-Baradie said on his twitter account.

During the national dialogue session held late Monday, Morsi extended anew his invitation to the NSF, the main opposition bloc, which earlier refused to attend the session, as the previous invitation by the president ignored the front's main demands, including forming a national salvation government and amending the constitution.

"The formation of a salvation government will take a long time, which will affect the citizens' daily life," presidential advisor Bakinam al-Sharqawy said in a press conference on Tuesday.

She pointed out that the dialogue focused on mechanisms to implement what will be agreed on by all attendees.

Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali announced that the dialogue session agreed on the necessity of distinguishing between peaceful protests of "Egyptian honorable youth" and the violence, thuggery, damage and burning.

The participants agreed that the state should take strict measures in preserving security nationwide, he added, calling on all political and national forces to clearly and strongly denounce violence.

The ongoing violence in Egypt in the past five days has left more than 60 people dead and 2,000 others injured.

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