December 08, 2023

Russia could provide farmland to North Koreans in Far East, governor says

Head of Primorsky Krai says delegation from region will visit DPRK this year to discuss tourism and trade cooperation

Russia could provide North Korean farmers with agricultural land in the Far East, a local governor told reporters this week, a scheme that one expert said could be a DPRK attempt to improve its food situation and earn cash for the regime.

At an event in Moscow, Primorsky Krai Governor Oleg Kozhemyako said his region bordering the DPRK “is ready to consider the possibility of providing agricultural land to North Korean farmers,” the Russian state-controlled news agency TASS reported on Saturday.