North Korea’s parliamentary speaker appealed to Britain to send food aid to his country suffering from an acute food shortage, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.
Choe Tae-bok, chairman of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly, visited Britain from March 28 to 31 on an invitation from the British-North Korea All-Party Parliamentary Group, the agency said.
Choe said the upcoming two months would be the most serious for North Korea, the agency reported.
The reclusive communist state has suffered from a chronic shortage of food and energy due to years of isolation, mismanagement and natural disasters.
North Korea has relied on international handouts since 1995 to help feed its more than 20 million people, the agency reported.
MOSCOW, April 3 (RIA Novosti)