Cairo, 16 Rabiul Akhir 1434/25 February 2013 (MINA) – National Salvation Font (NSF), one of the government’s opposition party, on Sunday (24/2) said the party declined Mursi’s invitation to dialogue about the parliamentary elections scheduled on Monday (25/2).
Egypt Independent was quoted by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) as reporting that Media Spokesperson of NSF party Hassan Abdel Ghani considered the call are not serious and late.
“The call lacks a specific schedule for exacting retribution for the killing of the martyrs, amending the Constitution, addressing the economic crisis or formulating foreign policies”, he said.
Mursi invited for dialogue related to the opposition plans to boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled April 22.
“I ask all of society in Egypt to participate in the dialogue to ensure the passage of the electoral process fair and transparent,” said Mursi quoted Reuters.
President Mursi said NSF is the major partner in the political process. Mursi also said he is looking for election transparency and the participation of all political forces.
In an interview with Egyptian state television Mehwar, Mursi also answered speculation of tension between the army and the government. “There will be no disagreement between the Army and the presidency because the president and the Armed Forces is not two factions, they are one, and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is very professional,” said Mursi on the show.
In addition, Mursi said he has a strong relationship with the intelligence apparatus.
“The General Intelligence is directly subject to the presidency of the republic. I support, trust, protect and love them, and wish them well because through them Egypt’s security is protected internally and externally,” he said. (T/P03/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)