April 13, 2024

North Korea shutters embassy in Uganda in move to streamline Africa operations

‘Surprising’ closure of mission to long-time ally reflects financial problems facing DPRK foreign ministry, expert says

North Korea has decided to close its embassy in Uganda, a long-time ally, to reduce the number of embassies in the region and “increase efficiency,” a Ugandan government-owned news network reported on Monday.

According to UBC, the DPRK’s Ambassador Jong Tong Hak informed Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the decision in a meeting on Monday but stressed bilateral relations between the two countries will continue.

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