Uganda switches sides, dumps North Korea for South
Monday May 30 2016
South Korean president, Park Geun-Hye, the receives a banquet of flowers from Megan Makanga at State House Entebbe May 29, 2016. PHOTO | STEPHEN WANDERA
North Korea, which is under UN sanctions for its defiant efforts to build nuclear weapons, has for many years sent military trainers to Uganda, but Uganda's foreign minister Sam Kutesa said the relationship would now end.
The about-turn followed a meeting between Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-Hye.
President Yoweri Museveni Wednesday thanked embargoed North Korea for training the Uganda People’s Defence Forces and Uganda police, days after the United Nations Security Council told Uganda to explain its ties with Pyongyang.