October 25, 2010 10:33
South Korea is sending humanitarian aid in the form of rice to flood-stricken North Korea on Monday.
A ship carrying 5,000 tons of rice leaves South Korea's Gunsan port on Monday afternoon for China's Dandong Port before being carried to the North Korean city of Sinuiju by truck.
It is part of a series of humanitarian assistance shipments by South Korean aid groups to the impoverished state.
Seoul's stance on aid to North Korea remains that overall inter-Korean relations must first be considered before large-scale food and fertilizer aid is resumed.
However the South Korean government has been allowing smaller-scale shipments including rice and other necessities by aid groups.
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