S. Korea approves fund to support N. Korea’s Paralympic participation
SEOUL, South Korea approved a plan to use a government fund to financially support North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics, the unification ministry said Friday.
The government deliberative committee for the inter-Korean cooperation fund approved some 130 million won (US$121,370) in spending from the government budget for inter-Korean cooperation to pay the Paralympic bills for Pyongyang, the ministry said.
The fund will cover the costs of accommodation and goods for the North Korean delegation.
A 24-member North Korean delegation, including athletes and officials, arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to attend the games, which will open later Friday.
Source: Yonhap News Agency