DPRK military experts leave Uganda over nuclear sanctions
KAMPALA - Military experts from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) completed this week their withdrawal from Uganda where they have been training troops.
Brig. Richard Karemire, Uganda military spokesman told Xinhua on Friday that the experts left after Uganda broke its cooperation with DPRK over the latter's failure to respect UN resolutions. DPRK has been facing UN sanctions over its continued nuclear activities.
The DPRK detonated a hydrogen bomb capable of being carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile on Sunday which was its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, sparking condemnation from the international community.
The last batch of 19 military experts were based at the Uganda Air Force Aviation Academy in the central district of Nakasongola and Uganda Air Force Secondary School, Entebbe, about 40 kilometers south of the capital, Kampala.
"We definitely commend them for the job they did while here. They have imparted knowledge on our experts and we are able to take it from there on our own," said Karemire.
He said the experts have been offering training in martial arts, acrobatics and building the capacity of the country's air force.
Uganda in May last year announced that it was breaking military cooperation with DPRK over the Asian country's nuclear proliferation.
The African country, however, said it supports nuclear energy production for peaceful purposes like medicine and energy. Enditem