September 23, 2023

Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief

David Beasley says country allowed "greater access" during recent visit, but that hurdles remain

Increased access for operations and the need for greater transparency from the North Korean government remain top priorities for the World Food Programme (WFP)'s North Korea work, the organization's executive director David Beasley said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference in Seoul following a four-day trip to the DPRK last week, the WPF chief said that while “we have greater monitoring and greater access than any time period that I’m familiar with," there remain critical issues of concern.