Monday, March 26, 2007

South Korea to resume suspended flood aid to North Korea

South Korea said it would resume emergency flood aid to North Korea that had been suspended after last year's nuclear test, the latest sign that Pyongyang's recent agreement on nuclear disarmament has warmed ties between the Koreas.

South Korea's Vice Unification Minister Shin Eon-sang said the aid that had been pledged to help North Korea cope with floods last summer would be resumed. Seoul has previously said it would send food and medical supplies along with construction materials and equipment.

South Korea is also resuming regular fertilizer shipments to the North later this month that had been part of its annual aid to its impoverished neighbour.

[Toronto Globe and Mail]

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