Stephen Bosworth: US to Decide on NKorea Aid Assessment Trip Soon

The United States and South Korea will come out with a decision in the next few days on whether to send a mission that will assess the humanitarian needs of the reclusive North, according to Stephen Bosworth, the U.S. special envoy to North Korea.

Bosworth met with South Korean government officials in Seoul on Tuesday (May 17).

“We will be making a decision on that in the next few days,” Bosworth said, as quoted by Bloomberg. “We had a good discussion today of the North Korean request for food assistance. I think we have largely reached a common view on that.”

Back in April, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter accused South Korea and the U.S. of violating human rights by refusing to provide food aid to North Korea.

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    Louie-An is a former senior development analyst at Devex Manila. She has held consulting and editorial positions at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and a business-to-business media company in Hong Kong and mainland China.