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Unification ministry to strengthen partnership with WFP

By KH디지털2

Published : Nov. 18, 2014 - 13:30

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South Korea's unification ministry said Tuesday it has decided to sign a deal with the World Food Program (WFP) on promoting cooperation in aiding North Korea.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the two sides will make joint efforts for "systemic cooperation" in providing nutritional assistance to children and women in the impoverished communist nation, a ministry official told reporters.

It calls for stable and closer cooperation in the field and sharing of the results of humanitarian projects in the North, he added. A signing ceremony will be held in Geneva later in the day.

In August, the ministry announced plans to offer US$7 million worth of nutritional assistance to mother and child health services in the North through the WFP. (Yonhap)