September 23, 2020

Top South Korean officials to seek sanctions exemption on COVID-19 aid for North

Chief inter-Korean policy lawmaker and unification minister discuss sending medical experts and quarantine supplies

South Korea's unification minister and the top legislator on inter-Korean policies on Friday discussed seeking an international sanctions exemption to send COVID 19-related aid to the North.

The one-on-one meeting comes as the Ministry of Unification (MOU) this week continued to express their desire to further inter-Korean cooperation, notably referring to South Korea's "May 24" unilateral sanctions as largely having "lost their effect."