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The United Liberal Democrat `a Selective Cooperation with the Grand National Party`

The United Liberal Democrat `a Selective Cooperation with the Grand National Party`

Posted August. 17, 2001 09:17,   


Lee Wan-Goo executive of the United Liberal Democrat said that `` our nation is in such a deep crisis that it is time for us to materialize the selective cooperation with the Grand National Party.``

Executive Lee had a press conference in the Mapo office of the party after his visit to Kim Jong-Pil honorary head of the party at his Sindang -Dong house. Mr. Lee said, ``now we have a very tight political issues such as investigation on media companies, North-South relationship; therefore our party should do something about it.``

He said, ``we can consider a selective cooperation with the Grand National Party according to the necessity to establish the spirit and identity of nation and people`s request.`` He gave examples of the `selective cooperation` including national investigation of the media companies, travel business of Kum Kang Mt., and the national security law.

In response to the question if the cooperation includes the assist in the process of vote in the National Assembly, Lee executive said, `` of course, if not, it is a nonsense.``

But he made sure that the cooperation is not a whole one, saying `` we are not changing the basic frame of the cooperation with the Democratic Party, and we will reinforce the discussion preceding the cooperation.``

Executive Lee said that he did not discuss this with Kim Jong-Pil (JP) honorary head, but JP once also said on the 14th after his visit to the U.S., `` There is no reason that we should not help the Grand National Party as long as it has important and essential thoughts for our nation.``

Meanwhile, President Kim Dae-Joon is reported to have a plan to meet the honorary head JP and discuss several issues after the summit talks with Lee Hui-Chang head of the Grand National Party.

Kim Chang-Hyuk chang@donga.com