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By Godfrey Olukya 15-6-2013

Although embattled North Korea is at loggerheads with most western countries due to its nuclear related ambitions, it seems to still be having friends in Africa.

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni yesterday met and held discussions with the visiting North Korean delegation led by the Vice Minister for People’s Security Ri Song Chol at State House in Entebbe.

According to a statement issued by Uganda state house Museveni and his guests discussed a wide range of bilateral issues concerning the two countries. North Korean is already offering support to Uganda’s police force in terms of police training, including in martial arts, the development of the marine unit and the transfer of medical expertise.

North Korea vice Minister Ri Song Chol was accompanied by and the North Korea Ambassador to Uganda Jong Thae Yang, the Deputy Director General of the Department of Surveillance and Investigations Jong Unj Chol and the Deputy Director of General External Security Affairs, Ri Song Hyok.

The meeting was attended by Ugands’s minister of disaster preparedness Hillary Onek and police chief Kale Kayihula.

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