(CAIRO) -- Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry responded to reports Sunday that Vice President Omar Suleiman, in his meeting with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, came to a consensus to start talking about lifting the perpetual Egyptian state of emergency.
"It will be a very significant move," Shoukry said in an interview with ABC’s This Week. "It has been a longstanding demand of opposition and many segments of Egyptian society. To guarantee that all political activity is undertaken under confines of normal law and judiciary. It will be a significant step and indication of confidence that the political process is moving forward."
The emergency law allows agents of the government to arrest anyone without charge.
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