Uganda is set to cut military ties with North Korea to comply with the United Nations sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear program.
According to the country’s spokesperson, Uganda is simply disengaging from military co-operation and not cutting diplomatic ties with the North Koreans.
The policy shift comes after the recent visit to Kampala of South Korean President Park Geun Hye.
Investments, Trade Access, Tourism and Human Resource development. I am glad H.E. Park agreed with me on all these. pic.twitter.com/ics3MclyHb
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) May 29, 2016
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.
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.
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.