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Trump backs S. Korea's food aid for N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

All News 00:03 May 08, 2019

SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump expressed support Tuesday for South Korea's possible humanitarian food assistance for North Korea in phone talks with President Moon Jae-in, Cheong Wa Dae said.

During the 35-minute conversation, the leaders also discussed ways to keep Pyongyang on the dialogue track despite its firing of several "projectiles" over the weekend, the presidential office added.

The two leaders exchanged views as well on a joint report by the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization that 10 million people in the impoverished communist nation, 40 percent of the population, are in urgent need of food.

"President Trump assessed that South Korea's provision of food to North Korea in a humanitarian move will be very timely and a positive step and supports it," Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung said.

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