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UN extends sanctions exemption to N. Korea regarding COVID-19 prevention equipment
Updated: 2021-05-22 14:46:36 KST
The UN Security Council has granted an extension of sanctions exemption to North Korea to provide COVID-19 prevention equipment.
Requested by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for humanitarian purposes, the UN's North Korea sanctions committee says it will extend the sanctions exemption until November.
The committee approved the sanctions waiver in March last year, but the agency could not take the virus prevention equipment into the regime as it has closed its borders due to the pandemic.
The aid includes 30 disinfection kits and some 2-thousand sets of personal protection equipment.
Reporter : yoonjm@arirang.com