SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- The government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) will hold a closed-door meeting Wednesday to discuss ways to revise a bill on the South Korean spy agency's operations, party officials said.
The bill calls for stripping the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of its right to investigate espionage cases involving North Korea and limiting its operations to collecting and analyzing overseas information, including data about North Korea.
The proposal is pending at the National Assembly amid partisan wrangling over when the agency's right to probe North Korean espionage should be transferred to police.
President Moon Jae-in called for swift parliamentary passage of the bill to speed up the agency's reform during his budget speech on Nov. 1.
Hong Young-pyo, the floor leader of the DP and Suh Hoon, the NIS chief, will be among the participants in Wednesday's meeting.
Source: Yonhap News Agency