Posted July. 11, 2005 03:20,
The Washington Post reported on July 9 that the South Korean Minister of Unification, Chung Dong-young, told the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, at a recent meeting on June 17 that the South Korean government is willing to provide funds to North Korea as part of its large-scale comprehensive energy aid plan.
Chung expressed his governments intention in response to Kims announcement that North Korea would return to the six party talks in July, a U.S. government high-ranking official who had been briefed on the inter-Korean meeting was quoted as saying.
Chung reportedly made clear that the governments planned energy aid to North Korea doesnt include nuclear power. The paper added that the U.S. government was satisfied with the South Korean policy.