By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Kim Jong Un , President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), sent a congratulatory message to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda following his re-election till 2026.
Kim’s message reads as follows;
On behalf of the government and the people of the DPRK, I extend warm congratulations to you on your re-election as President of the Republic of Uganda.
Convinced that the historical and traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between our two countries would invariably strengthen and develop in various fields, I take this opportunity to wish you fresh success in your responsible work for national prosperity.
Historical Relationship Between Two Countries
Uganda’s relationship with North Korea has deep roots. In the early 1970s, North Korea extended military training and supplies to Idi Amin and opened an embassy in Kampala in 1972. The relationship survived Amin’s downfall.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who came to power in 1986, was a student at the University of Dar es Salaam in 1969 when he first met a North Korean representative. North Korea expanded its military and police training in Uganda under Museveni’s rule.
One of the high-level cooperation between Uganda and North Korea was recorded in April of 1972 when a high-level military delegation representing the Idi Amin government partook in military celebrations in Pyongyang.
During this visit, three agreements were reached between Uganda and North Korea, covering military exchanges, sales of weaponry, and exploring the potential of opening a military construction plant in Uganda.