Assistant to the president and head of Al-Nour Party Emad Abdel Ghafour announced on Saturday a new initiative for dialogue between different political groups.
The initiative, initially named “Egyptian political work convention,” seeks to reach consensus between Egypt’s different political groups that currently have severe disagreements.
In an official statement issued by Abdel Ghafour, he called on political groups to start working on the initiative after the result of the constitutional referendum is announced, regardless of what the result might be.
Sayed Khalifa, high board member of Al-Nour Party, said Ghafour started this initiative as the president’s assistant for social communication and not as the head of Al-Nour Party. Khalifa explained that Ghafour had to start a national initiative at this critical period because the current political climate is becoming extremely polarised, threatening the future of Egypt.
Khalifa asserted Al-Nour Party would support the initiative, as it aims for the good of the Egyptian people.
In his statement, Ghafour called on political groups to consider the initiative as an initial proposal which could be amended to reach complete consensus between everyone. He mentioned that the initiative entails ten main targets, including saving the soul and dignity of Egyptians, protecting money and property, supporting Egyptian interests, respecting elections’ results, and renouncing all forms of violence.
Ghafour said the initiative comes at a very crucial time, which requires all the national forces to work cooperatively for the sake of Egypt.