The European Union plans to deploy a team of aid workers to North Korea in early June to assess the country’s food situation, according to a South Korean government official.
The EU team could spend up to two weeks in the reclusive Asian nation for the mission, The Associated Press reports, citing a South Korean foreign ministry official, who requested anonymity because of diplomatic protocol. The EU office in South Korea has yet to comment on the report, the news agency adds.
The United States recently sent two senior officials and a team of food security experts to conduct a similar needs assessment in North Korea.
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