4 Mar 2019 18:05

Russia delivers over 2,000 tonnes of wheat to N.Korea

VLADIVOSTOK. March 4 (Interfax) - Over 2,000 tonnes of wheat has arrived at the North Korean port of Chongjin from Russia, the Russian Embassy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) wrote on Facebook on Monday.

"Last weekend, officials from the Russian Consulate General Chongjin visited the city port for the ceremony of humanitarian aid delivery from the Russian Federation," the statement said.

Consul General Bochkaryov inspected the goods (2,092 tonnes of wheat) before visiting the Un Bong 2 vessel and speaking to the captain and crew.

The grain will be used to make biscuits and nutrition powders for infants and pregnant women.

The ceremony was also attended by a representative of the Pyongyang office of the World Food Programme, which organized the aid delivery, and a foreign-relations official from the North Hamgen province people's committee.

Half of the aid was unloaded in Chongjin, whilst the rest has been sent to the city of Hungnam.