Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

24 February 2013

Egypt's Mursi Calls for National Dialogue

President Mohamed Mursi called on Sunday all political forces to a national dialogue session scheduled for Monday to discuss the electoral process. The session will take place at the headquarters of the Presidency.

In a televised interview, Mursi stressed that the relationship with Copts is a bond of brotherhood and love, reported the Middle East News Agency.

He said that the minimum income tax is raised to an annual 12 thousand pounds. Two million and a half million families are meant to benefit from this raise at a cost of three billion pounds.

Mursi announced plans for the development of 68 slum areas.

The President emphasized that he will support the Armed Forces in protecting Egypt.

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