BEIJING, Jan. 21 (CNN) -- According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Bai Taihyun said at a routine press conference on Jan. 21 that the DPRK was finally coordinating matters related to the transportation of anti-influenza drug Tamiflu to the DPRK and the specific schedule.
According to reports, Bai Taihyun gave a positive answer to the question whether he thought the relevant drugs would be sent to the future on the 22nd. Later, however, a head of the South Korean Unification Ministry told the media that the two sides are continuing to discuss related issues, and the related materials are feared to be shipped to the DPRK on the 22nd, but the specific schedule will be finalized soon.
In September 2018, the ROK and the DPRK signed the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration, and agreed to strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the ROK and the DPRK. Since then, the DPRK and the ROK have held many meetings to hold consultations on strengthening cooperation in the field of medical care, and to discuss South Koreas drug assistance to the DPRK.
The South Korean government had previously said that 50,000 boxes of flu rapid detection reagents donated by Duffy and Korean enterprises, which could be used by 200,000 people, would be transported by land to Kaesong, North Korea, this week.