First lady meets with female PPP lawmakers

First lady Kim Keon Hee met with a group of female lawmakers of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) on Friday and discussed areas of mutual interest, including helping the socially vulnerable and women's political participation, multiple attendees said.

The luncheon was held at the official presidential residence with the participation of all nine female PPP lawmakers with constituencies and one female lawmaker with a proportional representation seat.

ties South Korean women face and about the lives of female lawmakers, according to the attendees.

Rep. Yang, a party spokesperson, told reporters the group asked Kim to continue to play an active role in helping the socially weak and to use her high profile to promote national interests.

One lawmaker also asked the first lady to continue to use South Korean-made goods, citing her recent use of a bag made by a small local firm.

Kim said she has a deep interest in working with the disabled and promised to visit them more often.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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