An Egyptian opposition coalition called on Wednesday for more protests and said it would only negotiate with Vice President Omar Suleiman if President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.
"The opposition forces are ready to negotiate with Vice President Omar Suleiman only after Mubarak steps down," said spokesman Mustafa Naggar, reading from a statement the coalition had prepared.
Mubarak has authorised Suleiman to begin talks with opposition groups.
"We call on the people to continue protesting in Tahrir Square and we ask everyone to participate in the 'Friday of Departure', to march from all governorates in Egypt to Cairo's Tahrir Square, the People's Assembly and the television building," the coalition said.
The coalition includes the National Association for Change headed by Mohamed ElBaradei, the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups.
ReutersLast Mod: 02 Şubat 2011, 14:57