Russian anti-submarine destroyer enters English ChannelMilitary & Defense May 30, 14:56
Trump reckons Russian officials laughing at US for hyped 'fake news'World May 30, 14:48
Russia to sell ‘soldier of the future’ combat gear to foreign customersMilitary & Defense May 30, 14:32
Kremlin offers condolences to Moscow storm victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 14:22
Lavrov slams Macron's 'media propaganda' remarks as post-Obama policy aftereffectRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 14:14
Russia to launch Proton-M carrier rocket with US communications satelliteScience & Space May 30, 13:25
Moscow concerned over US threats against Syria’s armed forcesRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 13:08
Moscow blames Kiev for sabotaging Minsk peace dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 13:03
Press review: Gazprom returns to Iran and airline security tops talks in CairoPress Review May 30, 13:00
PYONGYANG, October 3. /TASS/. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is trying to resolve problems over raising funds for an aid program in North Korea, the director of the FAO mission in Pyongyang said in an interview with TASS on Friday.
As part of a development and restoration program, the UN food agency, which relies on voluntary donations, is fulfilling eight projects in North Korea worth $10.1 million, Belay Derza Gaga said.
The chief of FAO mission has expressed regrets that since 2005 the funds for the North Korean aid programs raised from international donors have been dwindling “over political reasons.”
FAO mainly gets funds through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which has earmarked $1 million this year. The agency has received the funding worth $100,000 from the European Union and another $230,000-package from a Sweden-based humanitarian group.
Gaga said FAO is facing a serious problem over transferring money to Pyongyang after a move by the state-controlled Bank of China in May to end all dealings with a key North Korean Foreign Trade Bank in line with the UN Security Council’s sanctions against the country.
The FAO headquarters is dealing with this problem, he said.