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The World

January 14, 1988

South Korean President-elect Roh Tae Woo and opposition leader Kim Young Sam met for the first time since last month's presidential elections, signaling an apparent easing of political tension. In a nearly three-hour meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Roh and Kim agreed to work together in "national harmony and coexistence." Aides also said the two agreed to make efforts to prevent any fraud in upcoming National Assembly elections. The meeting was the first summit between the ruling Democratic Justice Party and the opposition Reunification Democratic Party since the presidential vote, which the opposition charges was rigged.

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