The Muslim Brotherhood says it has proposed a framework for European Union-facilitated talks to resolve Egypt's political crisis.
The proposal by the Islamist movement is the group's first formal offer for negotiations since Islamist President Muhammad Morsi was toppled on July 3 by Egypt's army.
Muslim Brotherhood official Gehad el-Haddad told Reuters in an exclusive interview that the proposal was made to EU envoy Bernardino Leon before a visit on July 17 to Cairo by EU foreign-affairs chief Catherine Ashton.
Haddad said the proposal was still in its early stages. He described it as only a "framework" for opening a channel of dialogue.
He also insisted on the Muslim Brotherhood's firm demand that the ouster of Morsi be reversed.
Based on reporting by Reuters