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Uganda to cut military ties with North Korea

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<p>Uganda is set to cut military ties with North Korea to comply with the United Nations sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear program.</p> <p>According to the country’s spokesperson, Uganda is simply disengaging from military co-operation and not cutting diplomatic ties with the North Koreans.</p> <p>The policy shift comes after the recent visit to Kampala of South Korean President Park Geun Hye. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Investments, Trade Access, Tourism and Human Resource development. I am glad H.E. Park agreed with me on all these. <a href="https://t.co/ics3MclyHb">pic.twitter.com/ics3MclyHb</a></p>— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) <a href="https://twitter.com/KagutaMuseveni/status/736916112080769028">May 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>A number of agreements were signed between the two countries with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni appearing to have assured the South Korean delegation he would sever security ties with North Korea.</p> <p>Uganda has been one of North Korea’s allies in Africa with diplomatic relations since 1963, training Ugandan security forces in physical fitness, marine warfare and weapons handling.</p> <p>The UN Security Council adopted the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on North Korea after it went ahead with its fourth nuclear test on Jan 6 followed by a rocket launch a month later.</p>
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