The presidential office has again urged the
main opposition party to agree to a meeting of the five rival political parties. A Blue House official said today it was an
issue of trust, as all the parties agreed last year to meet on a regular basis. The official also said the president could
consider holding a meeting with the three parliamentary negotiating bodies first. That would require the Liberty Korea Party
to come to the table and discuss major issues including the supplementary budget. Such a meeting would need to be proposed by
the ruling Democratic Party, which has not proposed one yet.