October 19, 2021

Seoul seeks aid for North Korea despite missile tests: unification minister

In speech, Lee In-young stresses that political and military developments are separate from humanitarian work

South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young said Friday that South Korea will continue to seek ways to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea despite Pyongyang’s new cruise and ballistic missile tests this week.

At an event marking three years since the Sept. 2018 inter-Korean summit, the minister emphasized that the South Korean government has maintained that humanitarianism is separate from the “political, military and security situation.”