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South Korea will provide anti-flu drug aid to North Korea

Xinhua News Agency, Seoul, January 8th The South Korean Unification Ministry said on the 8th that the South Korean government will provide North Korea with assistance in the prevention and treatment of influenza drugs to prevent the spread and spread of influenza viruses between Korea and North Korea.

According to the Ministry of Unification, relevant assistance is mainly used to purchase and transport anti-influenza drugs such as Tamiflu. The aid requirements will be controlled at 3.56 billion won (about 3.17 million US dollars).

On the same day, the Korea-DPRK exchange and cooperation promotion agreement, composed of the government and non-governmental personnel, passed a resolution approving the use of the North-South Cooperation Fund to provide North Korea with influenza treatment drugs.

The Ministry of Unification said that the assistance is aimed at implementing the cooperation in the field of infectious disease prevention and control reached in the Pyongyang Joint Declaration and the Han Dynasty Health and Medical Care Group Meeting. The Korean government will follow up with the DPRK and provide relevant assistance in the near future.

On September 19, 2018, the leaders of the ROK and the DPRK signed the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration in Pyongyang and agreed to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in various fields between the North and the South. On November 7, 2018, Korean and Korean officials held a sub-group meeting of health and medical departments at the North-South Joint Liaison Office in Kaesong, North Korea. The two sides agreed to try to exchange information on the occurrence of infectious diseases during the year and further strengthen the Han Dynasty. Cooperation in the field of health care.

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