Ayman Nour expresses appreciation for Ghad Party’s acceptance of his initiative
Ayman Nour - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Ayman Nour, the founder of the Ghad Party, expressed his appreciation for the decision taken by the party to accept his initiative to hold a national dialogue to establish an independent entity to defend the January 25 Revolution.

On Thursday, he wrote on his Twitter account that such an entity would aim to achieve the objectives of the revolution, adding, “I appreciate the decision. I hope different revolutionaries participate in the dialogue.”

Nour launched the initiative on May 7, saying that it came to defend the principles adopted by the Egyptian people during the January 25 Revolution. He said the entity would be announced on July 3 to coincide with the anniversary of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster.

According to Youm7, Nour said he has not contacted the current government and that he has communicated with public figures, politicians and “partners of the January 25 Revolution,” adding that dialogue would be the only way to achieve a democratic state in Egypt.

On the other hand, leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Ali Bishr denied that the Brotherhood had decided to participate in the new entity, adding that the group has its own vision regarding the ”restoration of democracy” to Egypt.

Bishr added that the Brotherhood and the National Coalition to Support Legitimacy were mulling such initiatives and that the country needs to rally the efforts of the people to achieve the objectives that were raised by the revolution.

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