South Korea resumes humanitarian aid to North

President Donald Trump plans meetings Thursday with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – first separately then together, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.  Meanwhile, South Korea’s inter-Korean cooperation committee on Thursday approved $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea, a resumption of the program which was suspended in December 2015 after Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test. The country’s Unification Ministry said the aid is a separate matter to the political situation on the Korean peninsula and the new sanctions approved by the UN Security Council.

 

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