Rival Egyptian politicians have promised to end the current confrontation on the country’s streets that has led to the deaths of almost 60 people.
An influential Muslim scholar managed to get the feuding groups around a table in Cairo, a feat President Mohamed Mursi has so far failed to achieve.
Leaders of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood called it a major advance.
Mohamed Saad el-Katani, who heads the Freedom and Justice party said: “This document clearly states the rejection of any type of violence and all those who attended the meeting from various backgrounds, ideologies and parties agreed to it all.”
Leader of the opposition National Salvation Front, Mohammed ElBaradei added:” We came out of this meeting with some optimism even though we have a lot of challenges ahead, and each one of us believes that the fate of Egypt is on the verge of doom, and that each one has to deploy all his power to build trust among the different groups in Egypt.”
Egypt has become virtually ungovernable two years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
Secular and non-Islamist groups feel his successor, Mursi, is trying to impose an Islamist agenda, leaving many without a voice and without rights.
But just because the politicians have agreed to renounce violence does not necessarily mean that the bloodshed on the streets will stop.
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