15 Oct 2020 21:02

N. Korea gets 50,000 tonnes of wheat in humanitarian aid from Russia - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - Russia has provided North Korea with 50,000 tonnes of wheat in humanitarian aid, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

"In implementation of the Russian leadership's decision, shipments of humanitarian aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are continuing. Recently, a delivery of 50,000 tonnes of Russian wheat [to North Korea] has been completed," Zakharova said at a press briefing.

Zakharova added that Pyongyang had assured the Russian side that the aid would go to socially important facilities in areas affected by the typhoons that had swept across North Korea in August and in September.

"We're hoping that the Russian food aid will help the nation that is friendly to us overcome the aftermath of natural disasters," she said.