Kim Yong-nam, the second in command in North Korea''s leadership ladder arrived in Uganda Wednesday evening as part of a four-day visit.
ENTEBBE - Kim Yong-nam, the second in command in North Korea's leadership ladder arrived in Uganda Wednesday evening as part of a four-day visit.
His visit to Uganda is part of his African itinerary to other African countries including Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia as the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK) tries to cement its long relationship with Africa.
Kim Yong-nam, with a considerable entourage in tow arrived at 9:11pm local time and was welcomed by regional affairs minister, Asuman Kiyingi and a host of diplomats at DPRK's embassy in Kampala.
Among those in the entourage included minister of public health, Kang Ha Guk and vice minister of foreign affairs, So Kil Bok.
The North Korean leader is in Uganda for a four-day visit. PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema
A retired former foreign affairs minister, Kim Yong-nam is expected to meet President Yoweri Museveni and Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga today, before having a tête-à-tête with Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on Friday.
The president of DPRK's national assembly and a member of the influential politburo, Kim Yong-nam will hold bilateral talks with Museveni before signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.
Kim's visit is expected to improve trade ties between Ugandan and DPRK following Uganda's Vice President, Kiwanuka Ssekandi's visit to Pyongyang in July last year.
Kim Yong-nam, arrived with a considerable entourage in tow. PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema
He is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema
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North Korea leader arrives in Uganda