Uganda agrees to sever military ties with N. Korea

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Uganda has decided to terminate its defense and security cooperation with North Korea.

President Park Geun-hye and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni reached the accord during a bilateral summit in Kampala on Sunday.

During the meeting, President Museveni pledged that Uganda will thoroughly carry out UN Security Council resolution 2270 and sever security, military and police ties with the regime.

With Uganda joining the international community’s efforts to deter North Korea against its nuclear ambitions, South Korea in return agreed to work together for the African country’s infrastructure development.

Following the talks, Seoul and Kampala signed a total of 17 memoranda of understanding(MOUs) for bilateral economic cooperation.

South Korea agreed to invest around one-and-a-half billion dollars in the planned construction of Uganda’s first oil refinery in the country’s western Hoima region.

The two sides also agreed to unify their industrial and technological standards in a bid to expand bilateral trade and investment.

President Park also promised to share South Korea’s development experience with Uganda by establishing an agricultural training center in the African country and spreading the Saemaeul or New Community rural development movement.

Park at the summit also promised to launch the “Korea Aid” project in Uganda, under which special trucks will be mobilized to provide food, health checkups and cultural entertainment to people in Africa.

World News Report.

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