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President Moon Jae-in and the heads of South Korea's five major political parties have agreed on the need to resume a key regular meeting to discuss major political issues.
During a three-hour dinner at the President's official residence on Sunday, President Moon strongly urged that they got together on a regular basis.
The ruling party and opposition parties reacted positively to the suggestion.
Though the atmosphere was generally friendly, participants said voices were raised by opposition party chiefs over their different perspectives on prosecutorial and electoral reform.
President Moon also shared his opinions on economic and diplomatic issues.
While stressing the need for bipartisan cooperation to resolve the strained ties with Japan, President Moon reportedly said South Korea's Supreme Court ruling on the compensation of victims of Japan's forced labor should be respected.
Sunday's dinner was held at the invitation of the President to express gratitude for the party chiefs' condolences over the passing of his Mother last month.