Morsi calls for 'national dialogue' after signing new constitution

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 06:10 hrs

President Mohammed Morsi has congratulated Egyptians for endorsing a new constitution and urged all parties to join him in a national dialogue.

In a TV address to the nation, Morsi said the economy was a priority and that changes to the cabinet would be made if necessary.

He gave great emphasis on the new constitution that have been freely chosen by the Egyptian people, not imposed from above, the BBC reports.

He assured Egyptians, now the constitution was in place, the country would be more stable and secure.

According to the report, he called it a historic day, a new 'dawn' for Egypt.

Despite having secured approval of the constitution, Morsi still leads a divided country in which the volatile political situation threatens to descend into violence, the report said.

He also has to tackle the dire state of the Egyptian economy.

In his speech, Morsi said that he would introduce policies to boost growth.

Morsi said the passing of the constitution meant Egypt could now move to a new stage that should bring security and stability for the people.

He said the economy was the priority - and he was planning a package of incentives for investors, the report added. (ANI)

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