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President Moon, leaders of 5 political parties to meet Thursday to discuss Japan's export curbs
Updated: 2019-07-18 10:05:23 KST
President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of South Korea's five political parties will meet at the top office this afternoon for talks on pending issues, including Japan's export restrictions against South Korea.
The meeting, scheduled for 4PM to 6PM, Korea time is the first of its kind in since March of 2018.
The rival party chiefs will be briefed on the government's strategy on Japan's retaliatory moves and countermeasures to them.
They'll also discuss other pending issues regarding North Korea and a multi-billion dollar supplementary budget bill.
President Moon previously had wanted to hold such talks in May. to discuss Seoul's efforts to send food aid to North Korea but the main opposition Liberty Korea Party rejected the proposal at the time.
This time, the head of Liberty Korea Party said, he was willing to attend, citing the urgency of the situation with Japan.
Reporter : ashin@arirang.co.kr