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President Museveni of Uganda and South Korea's president, Park

Uganda To Halt Military, Security Cooperation With North Korea

KAMPALA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said his country would halt security and military cooperation with North Korea,[9] a South Korean official said following a summit in Kampala between Museveni and South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

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Uganda hosted 45 North Koreans providing police training as recently as December,[6] according to a February report by a United Nations panel of experts.[3] Another report by the panel last year said North Koreans trained Ugandan police on the use of AK-47s and pistols.

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Isolated North Korea has come under growing diplomatic pressure in the aftermath of its January nuclear test and a space rocket launch in February,[10] which led to a United Nations Security Council resolution in March tightening sanctions against Pyongyang.[1]

“During the summit, Uganda’s President Museveni said he had ordered ( officials ) to faithfully enforce the U.N. Security Council resolution including halting of its security.

military and police cooperation with North Korea,” Jeong Yeon-guk, a spokesman for Park, told reporters in the Ugandan capital on Sunday, according to the presidential Blue House in Seoul.[12]

Uganda abstained from voting on all nine U.N.[1] General Assembly resolutions on North Korean human rights for which votes were counted since 2005, a record mirrored by countries including India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali and Qatar.[3]

Source: REUTERS

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