M7 Nominated For North Korea Top Award

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, right, receives Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Vice Minister for People’s Security, Ri Song Chol, left. Friday June 14, 2013. Photo / Stephen Wandera for NK News
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, right, receives Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Vice Minister for People’s Security, Ri Song Chol, left. Friday June 14, 2013.
Photo / Stephen Wandera for NK News

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has been nominated for the Kim IL Sung prize by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for his outstanding contribution to Uganda’s, Africa and world development.

This was revealed on Friday during a meeting between Uganda’s Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda and a delegation from the East Asian nation. Rugunda urged continuation of cooperation between the two nations.

“I would like the cooperation between the two countries to continue flourishing,” Rugunda said.

The North Korean delegation was led by Professor Ri Song Chol and comprised of leaders from the Korean Assoc of Social Scientists.

KIM IL SUNG AWARD

Since the creation of this order in 1972 it has been the highest order or award of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The order draws inspiration from the Order of Lenin of the Soviet Union and other communist nation’s “Cult” awards, such as the Orders of Karl Marx, Georgi Dimitrov, and Sukhebaatar.

The order ribbon is golden with a gold star at its centre, and the order medal has been revised several times, the latest on June 20, 2012, by the Presidum of the Supreme People’s Assembly.

The meeting was attended by Senior Presidential Advisor, Kirunda Kivejinja and Asuman Kiyinji, State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Regional).

Kiyinji said that the award will be presented to President Museveni next April if he accepts.

Uganda enjoys warm relations with North Korea. Last year, North Korean officials visiting Uganda signed deals to provide police training, security hardware such as tear gas and even housing construction.

Ugandan Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda greets a member of the North Korean delegation after the meeting.
Ugandan Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda greets a member of the North Korean delegation after the meeting.

Although North Korea has sold martial arts training to the Ugandan police since 1988, this deal seemed to mark a new level of cooperation and a rare diplomatic success for Pyongyang.

When Museveni visited South Korea in May last year and met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, he used a Korean-language greeting he said he had learned personally from North Korea’s founding leader, Kim Il Sung.

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12 thoughts on “M7 Nominated For North Korea Top Award

  1. In matters of “trade” North Korea’s most important export to Uganda is tear gas. And politically, we have learnt something from that Far Eastern country, i.e. succession method: In Brig Muhoozi, we have our own Kim Jong Un, a clone to Haiti’s Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was also known as “Baby Doc”.

  2. Bravo Mzee congs and before all beautiful people of the Republic of Uganda thank you once again ate mwe abenugu lelo Sunday go to church n repent i confirm over.

  3. Why not go to the North and greet “dear leader” in Koren language?Other extraordinary exports from “Democratic” Republic Korea:the art of rubber stamping parliament and how to genre 99% from an election.

  4. HAHAHA that’s a real accomplishment! Uganda and north Korea deserve nothing more than each other. Both are brainwashed and oppressed by there dictator leaders.

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