September 29, 2020

South Korea will send 50,000 metric tons of food aid to the North: MOU

Shipments of rice to arrive in the DPRK by "by September if possible," minister says

The South Korean government will send 50,000 metric tons of rice to North Korea via international organizations "without delay," Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-chul announced on Wednesday.

The news comes a month after Seoul first confirmed that it would provide food assistance to Pyongyang, following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to give a green light to the plans in a phone call with South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.