S. Korea approves $6mln in government aid for North

S. Korea approves $6mln in government aid for North

PanARMENIAN.Net - South Korea has approved $6 million in government aid for vaccines, medical care and food for North Korean children. Seoul says it’s the first such humanitarian aid set aside for Pyongyang since President Park Geun-hye took office in February.

According to The Associated Press, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Tuesday, Aug 6 that it will send UNICEF the money Wednesday. Seoul last provided aid through the UN agency in 2011.

Park has vowed a tough response to any North Korean provocations but has also worked to build trust and encourage dialogue.

The aid comes as the Koreas remain deadlocked over efforts to restart a jointly-run factory park in North Korea that has been shuttered since Pyongyang withdrew its workers in April.

Pyongyang hasn’t responded to a call by Seoul in late July for another round of talks.

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