Representatives of the two opposition parties agreed to meet one-on-one to discuss various policies related to the administration of state affairs and people's livelihood at all times.

This is due to the fact that Kim Ki-hyun, chairman of the People's Power Party, who proposed a "meal meeting" earlier, and Lee Jae-myung, chairman of the MDP, reversed his proposal for a "policy dialogue," and it will be interesting to see if the tide of opposition negotiations, which has been locked up so far, will open.

MDP spokesman Kang Sun-woo met with reporters after the top-level meeting today (26 May) and said, "The people's power has expressed its willingness to accept our proposal for 'policy dialogue,'" and said, "We would like to form a working group composed of the chairman of the policy committee and the chief of staff to discuss the 'policy dialogue' between representatives of the two parties."

Spokesman Kang said, "The working group selects tasks for each field and considers the direction of conducting discussions openly so that the public can agree on the issues at issue," adding, "Representative Lee is in the position that if it becomes a 'policy dialogue,' it will not be bound by formalities."

Earlier, Chairman Lee Jae-myung said at today's top-level meeting, "We will have a dialogue right now on how to lead the country's affairs, how to improve the country's livelihood, and how to improve people's lives."

The people's power is also in the position that it will engage in a meeting of representatives of the two parties regardless of form.

"We have not yet received an official response from the MDP," a party official said on the call, adding, "Although it is an unprecedented demand for the full disclosure of the party representatives' meeting, we are willing to engage in consultations to resume dialogue."

If working-level consultations consisting of the chairman of the policy committee and the party's chief of staff proceed smoothly prior to the delegation meeting, it is expected that the meeting could take place as early as next week.

So far, the ruling party has been fighting over the "meeting of party representatives."

On 2 July, Chairman Kim first proposed a meeting with the MDP representative's office, but the MDP demanded an open discussion on pending issues, and the "negotiations under water" did not progress.

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