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30.01.2013 Egypt

Egypt opposition seeks urgent talks with presidency

By AFP
An Egyptian protester throws a tear gas canister back towards riot police during clashes in Cairo on January 29, 2013.  By Mohammed Abed (AFP)
LISTEN JAN 30, 2013
An Egyptian protester throws a tear gas canister back towards riot police during clashes in Cairo on January 29, 2013. By Mohammed Abed (AFP)

CAIRO (AFP) - Mohamed ElBaradei, a leading figure in the opposition National Salvation Front, called Wednesday for urgent talks with Egyypt's leadership to address the political crisis gripping the country.

"We want an immediate meeting between the president, the ministers of defence and interior, the ruling party, the Salafist movement and the National Salvation Front to take urgent measures to end the violence and begin a serious dialogue," ElBaradei said in a tweet.

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