May 16, 2022

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DPRK Red Cross thanks Japan for “assistance” in rescuing North Korean sailors

Japanese Coast Guard previously reported to have rescued several DPRK crewmen last month

A North Korean organization on Monday issued a rare expression of thanks towards the Japanese government, in a positive statement thanking Tokyo for its assistance in helping DPRK sailors in trouble at sea.

In comments carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the Central Committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society was reported to have delivered the message to the Japanese authorities "through a relevant channel."