By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Supreme Leader, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of (North) Korea, Kim Jong-Un has also joined other world leaders to send congratulatory messages to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, as the nation celebrates fifty-eight years of independence.
“On behalf of the government and people of the Democratic People’s Republic of (North) Korea, I extend my warm congratulations to you and to the government and people of your country on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of independence of Uganda.
Our people sincerely hope that under your leadership, the friendly people of Uganda will achieve great successes in their efforts for consolidating the national unity and attaining the socio-economic development of the country.
I take this opportunity to express my conviction that the friendly and cooperative relations between our two countries would continuously strengthen and develop by inheriting their history and tradition,” the message read partly.
It is worth noting that North Korea is among the many countries Uganda has smooth relations with.
Jung-Un joined other world leaders such as Donald Trump (US), Xi Jinping (China), King Phillippe (Belgium),Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) among others to congratulate president Museveni and the people of Uganda on the occasion of the 58th Independence anniversary.
“On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Uganda as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of your independence on October 9. May our partnership advance democracy and bring continued peace and prosperity for our two peoples,” Donald Trump said in his congratulatory message addressed to President Museveni.
On behalf of China, President Xi said China and Uganda enjoy traditional friendship with ‘deep mutual trust’.
“I, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, and in my own name, extend sincere congratulations and best wishes to you, and through you, to the friendly Ugandan government and the people of Uganda,” he said in a letter to the President.
“On issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns, our two countries always support each other. The China-Uganda relations have always enjoyed a strong momentum of growth. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Uganda have been relying on each other in difficult times. I wish you good health and every success,” Xi said.
Uganda got its Independence on October 9 1962 from the UK who had established their administrative protectorate rule across the territory since 1894 till 1962.
About North Korea
North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or DPR Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The country is bordered to the north by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in Chinese) and Tumen rivers, and to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the country’s capital and largest city.
In 1910, Korea was annexed by Imperial Japan. At the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II in 1945, Korea was divided into two zones, with the north occupied by the Soviet Union and the south occupied by the United States.
Negotiations on reunification failed, and in 1948, separate governments were formed: the socialist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north, and the capitalist Republic of Korea in the south. An invasion initiated by North Korea led to the Korean War (1950–1953). The Korean Armistice Agreement brought about a ceasefire, but no peace treaty was signed.