SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in was set to hold a meeting with the floor leaders of the ruling and opposition parties on Monday to brief them about his priorities and listen to their views and suggestions.
The meeting will take place under an agreement that Moon and the floor leaders of five political parties, including the ruling Democratic Party and the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, reached during an August meeting to hold such a session once every quarter.
Moon plans to brief the floor leaders on the status of the ongoing denuclearization process with North Korea and ask for bipartisan parliamentary support for his drive to bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula.
Moon is also expected to explain his decision to ratify September's inter-Korean summit agreement without seeking parliamentary consent and appeal to the floor leaders to ratify April's first summit agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Also expected to be on Moon's agenda is the government's budget proposal for next year. Last week, Moon delivered a budget speech before the National Assembly, stressing the importance of approving the expansionary budget to boost the slumping economy.
The 100-minute meeting is scheduled be held over lunch with the participation of Hong Young-pyo of the ruling Democratic Party, Kim Sung-tae of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, Kim Kwan-young of the Bareunmirae Party, Chang Byoung-wan of the Party for Democracy and Peace and Youn So-ha of the Justice Party.
Source: Yonhap News Agency