DPRK Monthly Vol II, No. 4, May 2011

The latest issue of DPRK Business Monthly is now available for complimentary download. The regular magazine looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country.

This issue also takes a look at the Canadian NGO First Step and their efforts to provide protein-rich, growth-promoting soymilk to North Korean children. First Step has been operating in the country for 6 years and is reaching more than 80,000 children in the country.

Concerning Inter-Korean news, South Korea recently approved a visit to North Korea by a delegation from the ROK’s largest Buddhist sect in May, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.

On their one-day visit the 10-member delegation of the Jogye Order delivered 100,000 tablets of vermifuge, a medicinal agent used to destroy intestinal parasites, and discussed other aid and ways to secure transparency of aid distribution, the ministry said.

Yonhap has also reported that North and South Korea have been invited to field a joint table tennis team at an upcoming international event designed to promote peace through sports.

The International Table Tennis Federation and the Monaco-based Peace and Sport Foundation jointly announced that their Peace and Sport Table Tennis Tournament will invite 10 countries to "encourage dialogue and good relations" between states. It is set for November 21-22 this year.

DPRK Business Monthly is produced by North Korea expert Paul White. 

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