Democratic Party leadership decides to accept president's offer for talks
Like many big decisions that require a lot of thought Korea's main opposition Democratic Party decided after sleeping on it to accept President Park Geun-hye's proposal for talks between herself and the leaders of the rival parties at the National Assembly next Monday.
The decision was reached during a closed-door meeting of the party leadership earlier this morning.
The DP wants to put a top-and-tail reform of the country's spy agency on top of the agenda for its talks with the president.
Vast bipartisan differences over the role of the National Intelligence Service have paralyzed parliamentary operations for weeks.
On Thursday, President Park said she wanted to meet with the leaders of the ruling and the main opposition parties to address any concerns the two parties may have.
The Democratic Party initially held back from accepting the president's offer saying they needed to first confirm the president's intent and agenda.
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