G20 countries agree to help quake-hit Haiti

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Friday the global forum among the world's 20 advanced economies focused on economic cooperation have agreed to help earthquake-hit Haiti, local media reported.

G20 countries have contacted one another and agreed to join hands in aiding the small Caribbean country, the president said, according to local media.

The move comes after the traditionally disaster-prone country was struck by a powerful earthquake on Tuesday with a magnitude estimated at 7.0, followed by a series of aftershocks.

South Korea earlier said it will send humanitarian assistance worth one million U.S. dollars including emergency supplies and relief workers.

Also, 41 relief workers, composed of officials at the state-run Korea Overseas Volunteer and nurses, headed Friday to the country for relief works.

A seven-member team of medical professionals also left for the country.

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