Inter-Korean financial settlement

From the Korea Herald:

the ROKs Ex-Im Bank has focused on bolstering economic cooperation with developing countries and promoting reconciliation and cooperation with North Korea. Ex-Im Bank is the official inter-Korean settlement bank for South Korea with Foreign Trade Bank of North Korea as its counterpart.

A number of initiatives were carried out to promote better operation of the state-run lender’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund and the Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund.

Active policy dialogues with partner countries, for example, has significantly increased effectiveness through simplified procedures and co-financing approaches with multilateral development institutions. The Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund supported infrastructure projects such as the construction of roads and railways connecting the two Koreas, while providing humanitarian aid to North Korea. The fund also provided loans to South Korean firms involved in trade with North Korea.



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