Unification Minister holds video
conference with WFP Executive Director David Beasley
June 3, 2020
Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul held a video conference with
Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley on June 3.
Minister Kim and WFP Executive Director Beasley signed an MOU on
stepping up cooperation between the two sides over the next five years.
The WFP executive director explained that the COVID-19 situation
requires more international cooperation on North Korea projects and
asked the ROK government to assume a more active
Minister Kim extended his deep gratitude to the WFP
for steadily carrying out nutrition and food programs in North Korea
even under difficult circumstances including the spread of COVID-19.
The Minister said that the ROK government has a clear vision of a
community of life on the Korean Peninsula that it will build through
solidarity and cooperation with the international community and North Korea.
He believes that the signing of the MOU between the Ministry of
Unification and the WFP laid the foundation for sustainable
cooperation toward a community of life on the Korean Peninsula.
The two sides discussed the results of last year’s ROK contributions
to WFP projects regarding North Korea and ways by which the ROK could
contribute this year and also agreed to increase cooperation going forward.