The opposition Strong Egypt Party said Wednesday it is pulling out of President Mohamed Morsy's national dialogue.
Al Jazeera reported that the party, led by former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, said the president is not serious enough about the talks, which were slated to convene Wednesday but have been postponed.
“The presidency is not taking seriously the initiatives proposed by various political groups,” Mohamed Othman, a member of the party's political bureau, told the channel.
“There are no real guarantees from the president’s side for the implementation of the outcome of talks,” Othman added.
The national dialogue between the president, opposition leaders and political parties is among the administration's recent efforts to ease political tension that has simmered for months, bringing continued unrest to the country and further battering its already ailing economy. (Egypt independent)