10 Aug '11, 1pm

Reuters: Burmese rice expected to be loaded on North Korean cargo docked in Rangoon? #Burma #Myanmar

Reuters: Burmese rice expected to be loaded on North Korean cargo docked in Rangoon? #Burma #Myanmar

North Korean trade officials visited Myanmar this week to discuss a possible deal to import Burmese rice to ease major food shortages at home, a government official said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON (Reuters) - NORTH Korean trade officials visited Myanmar this week to discuss a possible deal to import Burmese rice to ease major food shortages at home, a government official said on Wednesday. A meeting was held on Tuesday in the country's biggest city, Yangon, but the terms of the agreement and how North Korea planned to pay for the rice were not known, the official told Reuters, requesting anonymity. A North Korea-flagged cargo ship named Tumangang has been docked in the port city since Monday. Witnesses and a Reuters photographer said the vessel appeared empty and no cargo was seen being loaded or unloaded. Myanmar was once the world's biggest rice exporter and has s...

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