South Korea to Resume Emergency Aid to North Korea in Sign of Better Ties

South Korea said Thursday it will resume emergency flood aid to North Korea that had been suspended after last year's nuclear test, in the latest sign that Pyongyang's recent agreement on nuclear disarmament has warmed ties between the Koreas.

The South's Vice Unification Minister Shin Eon-sang said the aid, which had been pledged to help North Korea cope with floods last summer, would be resumed.

Seoul has previously said it would send food and medical supplies along with construction materials and equipment.

This month, South Korea is also resuming regular fertilizer shipments to the North that had been part of its annual aid to its impoverished neighbor.