Uganda cuts defence ties with North Korea

Uganda cuts defence ties with North Korea

Uganda cuts defence ties with North Korea

A UN Panel of Experts report submitted to the UN Security Council on February 24, 2016, also confirmed that Uganda until recently had police and military cooperation with the North.

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, in green jacket, inspects guard of honor at Nairobi State House, Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday May 31, 2016.

Museveni has cited South Korea as a model for his country's economic development.

Col. Shaban Bantariza, a spokesman for the Ugandan government, said Monday that Uganda is simply "disengaging from military co-operation" and not cutting diplomatic ties with the North Koreans.

Park, during her first state visit to Uganda, discussed ways to strengthen ties including offering more aid to Kampala and development projects with it.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) talks to her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni ahead of a formal summit at the presidential palace in Kampala, Uganda, on May 29, 2016. Uganda and South Korea have signed c. In a speech Wednesday before the African Union in Ethiopia, Park urged African leaders to support worldwide efforts to denuclearize rival North Korea. He also sent a clear message to Pyongyang that Uganda is on the same page with South Korea and the global community, and not siding with North Korea.

In Uganda, Park attended a state banquet Sunday hosted by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda on Sunday announced that it is breaking its military cooperation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea over its continued nuclear proliferation.

Uganda and North Korea have had a long history of cooperation.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said late Sunday, "We shall not renew the current contract or even seek new contracts with North Korea".

"We disengaged cooperation we are having with North Korea as a result of United Nations sanctions", he said in an interview with Uganda's NBS Television. Chinese contractors are involved in road construction in Uganda and the Chinese national oil company has invested in Uganda's oil sector.

UN Security Council resolutions, imposed after the North's fourth nuclear test in January, bar the country from having any military links with foreign countries, including weapons trade and training deals.

By way of further clarification, the Ministry said that the disengagement of defence and police cooperation does not imply that Uganda has severed its relations with DRPK.

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