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Local Governments Resume Aid to N. Korea for First Time since Yeonpyeong Shelling Updated: 2011-05-24 12:00:00 KST

Local Governments Resume Aid to N. Korea for First Time since Yeonpyeong Shelling
For the first time since North Korea shelled South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island last November, regional governments here in the South have sent the North humanitarian aid.
On Monday, Gyeonggi Province and the city of Incheon, together with civic groups, delivered 25 tons of anti-malaria supplies to the North's border town of Gaeseong and the Hwanghae provinces through the customs office north of Seoul.
The supplies consisted of pest repellents and medicine worth 162-million won, or around 148-thousand US dollars, which will be followed by more shipments of malaria prognosis kits and preventive medicine for pregnant women in early July.
Noting that infectious diseases like malaria do not respect national borders, officials expressed hope that the latest aid will lead to inter-Korean dialogue.
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