Russia again helped North Korea with grain

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Russia again helped North Korea with grain

Russia again helped North Korea with grain, supplying about 50 thousand tons of wheat as part of humanitarian aid due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was reported on Saturday, September 12, on the Facebook account of the Russian embassy in the DPRK.

It is noted that the final batch of 25 thousand tons arrived at the port of Nampo in South Pyongan province. The grain will be placed on six barges, then, along with the entire crew, will be sent to a 14-day quarantine. After that, the wheat will be gas treated and sent to consumers.

“The Korean side expressed its heartfelt gratitude to the government and people of Russia for fraternal disinterested assistance, which in the face of the difficulties caused by the pandemic is a vivid confirmation of the relations of friendly cooperation between our countries,” the diplomatic department said.

Also in Pyongyang, they noted that the country faced difficulties due to strong typhoons, which damaged the local agriculture.

In July 2019, it was reported that the volume of wheat exports from Primorye to the DPRK in the first half of the year increased 28 times. “The growth in exports of this type of grain occurred in connection with an increase in supplies to the DPRK: since the beginning of 2019, 8.4 thousand tons of wheat have been sent to this country, for the same period in 2018 – 0.3 thousand tons,” the Rosselkhoznadzor told Primorsky Territory and Sakhalin Region.

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