Flooding in North Korea has killed at least 169 people since late June, around 212,000 homeless along with 400 missing.
Vietnam pledged a donation of 5,000 tons of rice to flood-stricken North Korea.
This week North Korea’s nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam visited Vietnam to boost ties between two of the world’s few remaining communist countries. Kim met with the Vietnamese President, Communist Party chief and Prime Minister. The North Korean official then moved on to a state visit to Laos.