Tuesday, March 09, 2004
HEY BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE 200,000 TONS OF FERTILIZER?
The Korean National Red Cross said Wednesday (February 25) that its North Korean counterpart asked for fertilizer assistance for use this spring.
Jang Jae-eon, chief of the North Korean Red Cross society, called his Seoul counterpart Lee Yoon-ku, asking for fertilizer assistance this year as in last year out of humanitarian spirit.
The North, however, did not specify the amount or the timing of delivery. North Korea had requested provision of 200,000 tons of fertilizer for use in the spring during the 13th inter-Korean ministerial talks held in Seoul February 3-6.