May 25, 2024

South Korea unlikely to deliver shipment of food aid to the North this month: MOU

Seoul previously committed to sending aid “without delay"

The South Korean government will likely not be able to deliver a shipment of food aid to North Korea by this month as previously planned, Seoul's Ministry of Unification (MOU) said on Friday.

The news means Seoul may miss a deadline set by unification minister Kim Yeon-chul in mid-June, when he announced plans to send 50,000 metric tons of rice to the DPRK via the World Food Programme (WFP) “without delay" and by the end of September.

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