The U.N. food agency should closely monitor how aid from the international community is distributed in North Korea, Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura reportedly told the visiting head of the World Food Program on Monday.

“It’s important to implement the assistance properly and monitor its process,” Machimura was quoted by ministry officials as saying in a meeting with WFP Executive Director James Morris.

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