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Egyptian political opposition prepares for national dialogue with government

There are several questions among Egypt’s political circles following the president’s call for a national dialogue with opposition forces.
A giant election campaign board is seen supporting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the upcoming presidential elections, Cairo, Egypt, March 17, 2018.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for a political dialogue with opposition forces has raised several questions among Egypt’s political circles. 

In a speech at the annual Egyptian Family Iftar banquet in Cairo April 26, Sisi said he assigned the National Youth Conference, which operates under the umbrella of the National Training Academy affiliated with the presidency, to organize the political dialogue with all forces, “without exception nor discrimination.”

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