한국의 야당 의원들이 국회 본회의장 점거 농성의 규모를 줄이고 여당인 한나라당과 법안통과를 논의할 준비가 돼 있다고 밝혔습니다.

야당인 민주당은 논란이 적은 법안을 논의할 준비가 돼 있다고 밝혔습니다. 하지만 민주당은 미국과의 자유무역협정 비준동의안에 대해서는 통과를 거부했습니다.

야당 의원들은 일주일 넘게 국회 본회의장 중앙 홀의 안과 밖을 점거하고 농성을 벌였지만, 오늘 중앙홀 입구의 점거 농성을 풀고 여당과 협상을 시작하기로 했습니다.


Opposition lawmakers in South Korea have scaled down a sit-in protest in the country's parliament, and say they are now ready to discuss the passage of legislation with the ruling party.

Democratic Party lawmakers said Monday they are willing to discuss less contentious items of legislation. But, they refuse to budge on the passage of legislation for a free trade deal with the United States.

Opposition lawmakers have been holding a sit-in protest outside and inside South Korea's main hall for its National Assembly for more than a week. On Monday, they agreed to end their protest at the entrance of the hall and open negotiations.

South Korean opposition lawmakers are against the free trade agreement, saying it is designed to only benefit the wealthy and big business.