Egypt: Presidency - Egypt Passes Through Critical Phase, We Call for National Consensus

Presidential Spokesman Dr. Yasser Ali said Egypt is passing through a critical stage, adding dialogue is the effective mechanism to find a way out of the current crisis.

He stressed the importance of reaching a national consensus on a future work plan, emphasizing that there would be neither preconditions nor red lines for dialogue.

This came at the time when the Presidency of the Republic is bracing for a new round of national dialogue this week, under President Mohamed Morsi, with political powers with the aim of discussing different issues of interest to the citizens.

The Presidency is continuing contacts with all powers in order to expand the dialogue and to reach a consensus on its regulations and mechanisms.

In a statement, the Presidency said the agenda of dialogue is open for any issues the political and societal powers deem necessary for addition to the agenda of the coming round.

The President pledged to maintain the fairness and transparency of the coming elections and he will commit himself to the proposals for guaranteeing elections fairness, according to the statement.

As regards proposed amendment of some constitutional articles, the President renewed his commitment to referring to the new parliament the amendments to be agreed on by the national dialogue committee.

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