N. Korea sends delegation to Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda

SEOUL, North Korea has sent a government delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Uganda, state media said Sunday. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a delegation headed by Kim Son-kyong, vice foreign minister for international organizations, departed Pyongyang on Saturday to attend the summit scheduled for Jan. 15-20. The NAM is a forum of 120 countries not aligned with any major power bloc, and North Korea has been an active member since the days of its founding leader Kim Il-sung. While in Uganda, the delegation will also attend the Third South Summit, the top decision-making forum of the Group of 77 developing nations, according to the KCNA. The meeting will be held Jan. 21-23. North Korea's attendance at the series of summits is seen as a fulfillment of leader Kim Jong-un's new year instructions to strengthen relations with anti-United States forces. Source: Yonhap News Agency