President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party said it is ready to open a dialogue with the youths who have staged three days of antigovernment protests. Safwat El-Sherif, the secretary general of the National Democratic Party, also called Thursday for restraint by the security forces and protesters during a rally planned for after Friday prayers. However, Mr. el-Sharif, a longtime confidant of Mr. Mubarak, didn't offer any concessions to the protesters demanding the longtime president's ouster nor suggest that steps would be taken to address their complaints about poverty and unemployment. "The minority does not force its will on the majority," he said. Egyptian activists are staging demonstrations for a third day in the capital Cairo and at least one other city, keeping up the momentum of the largest antigovernment protests in years.