S. Korea says North ready to accept flood aid
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has said it is ready to accept official flood relief from South Korea, but has asked for more details on the aid package being offered, a government official in Seoul said on Monday.
A spokesman for the South's Unification Ministry said the North had responded to Seoul's aid proposal in a message sent through the Red Cross at the Panmunjom truce village on their heavily-militarised border.
"It said it was ready to accept aid, but asked us to present a detailed plan about items our side plans to send," the spokesman said.
South Korea had made its proposal last week - the first such aid offer since ties with Pyongyang sank into a deep freeze following the death of the North's leader Kim Jong Il last December.