China to provide relief aids to flood-stricken North: KCNA

August 26, 2010 11:23 am 

SEOUL, Aug. 26 — China decided to grant emergency relief aid to flood-stricken North Korea, which will help the country expedite its recovery from flood damage, the communist country's official news media said Wednesday.

"The Chinese government decided to provide emergency relief materials," to the North after "some areas of North Korea, including Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, were hit by floods recently," a news piece carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

The story did not refer to specific forms of relief aid or when it will be distributed.

The Chinese aid provision will help North Koreans recover from the flood damage at the earliest possible time and will encourage them "more energetically to step up the building of a thriving nation," the KCNA said.

Chinese President Hu Jintao offered condolences to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his people regarding the fallout from the severe deluge, the KCNA said in a separate news article. (PNA/Yonhap)

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