Monday, May 21, 2007

S. Korea sending promised aid to North Korea

South Korea plans to complete shipping 300,000 tons of fertilizer aid promised to North Korea by the end of next month, the Unification Ministry said Sunday.

South Korea decided to resume the aid in late March, a few weeks after agreeing with North Korea to resume humanitarian projects in an inter-Korean ministerial meeting.

In addition, Seoul plans to soon complete shipments of pharmaceutical equipment aimed at preventing foot-and-mouth disease, as well as flood relief supplies including 650 tons of iron bars, 10,500 tons of rice and 35,000 tons of cement.

The relief shipments, which began in late March, will be completed by early June, the ministry said.

[Yonhap News]

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