S.Korea to provide 50,000 tons of rice to DPRK

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SEOUL–South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, told a televised press briefing Wednesday that his country will provide 50,000 tons of rice to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) through the World Food Program (WFP).

Kim said it would take around two months to deliver the country's homegrown rice to the DPRK through the WFP, noting that Seoul will make efforts to provide the rice as rapidly as possible.

The rice provision announcement came after Seoul approved a plan earlier this month to donate 8 million U.S. dollars to the WFP and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for humanitarian food aid to the DPRK.

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