Seoul, Dec 18: In the first humanitarian aid by South Korea after President Lee Myung-bak came to power in 2008 to North Korea, South Korea's convoy trucks delivered swine flu drugs to North Korea on Friday, Dec 18.
Seoul's Unification Ministry, handling inter-Korean affairs stated that S Korea had sent sufficient doses of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza for 500,000 North Koreans.
The S Korean's humanitarian aid came after N Korea admitted to the outbreak of swine flu in the country.
In turn Seoul had extended unconditional humanitarian aid to prevent the virus from spreading.
Earlier on Dec 17, N Korea had threatened retaliation over South Korean naval drills around disputed sea border.