Egypt president backed army talks call, says official

CAIRO Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:55pm IST

An overview of protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An overview of protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo December 11, 2012.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi approved an army call for holding national unity talks in a bid to end a political crisis, a presidency official said on Tuesday.

Refa'a Al-Tahtawy, Mursi's presidential chief of staff, made the comment to Al Jazeera television. The talks are due to take place on Wednesday.

(Writing by Edmund Blair)

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