CAIRO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for consensus over the drafting of the new constitution and ending the transition period speedily, the official news agency MENA reported Wednesday.
During his meeting with representatives of political powers and parties, syndicates and universities, Morsi said he is following efforts of the Constituent Assembly, tasked with writing the country's new constitution, MENA quoted presidential spokesman Yasser Ali as saying in a press statement.
Morsi stressed the necessity to finish the constitution soon due to its importance for stability and investment, according to Ali.
Representatives of the constitution-writing body, present at the meeting, asserted that the differences over the constitution draft are not big, with four issues in regard to women's rights and child labor still argumental.
Egypt's Administrative Court on Tuesday decided to refer the lawsuit against the Constitutional Assembly to the Supreme Constitutional Court.
However, Ali said the decision would not stop the work of the assembly.
The drafting commission in the assembly has finished the first draft of the constitution on Oct. 10. According to Morsi's constitutional declaration, the draft will be put to a public referendum.