Timeline: Namibia-North trade Korea relations


1990 – Namibia and North Korea sign first trade agreements.
2000s – North Korean companies construct Namibia’s State House, Heroes’ Acre, military museum at Okahandja, Independence Museum and other military construction projects.
April 2016 – UN Committee on Sanctions meets Namibian delegation of top government officials in New York. Namibia agrees to terminate North Korean contracts.
June 2016 – International Relations Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah visits Pyongyang and informs North Korean leaders of Namibia’s plans to terminate contracts.
June 2016 – Namibia announces termination of Mansudae and KOMID for as long as UN sanctions against North Korea remain in force.
April 2017 – Namibia submits latest report to UN Committee on Sanctions (after several others) on progress made on terminating North Korean contracts.
October 2017 – Namibian government, after a CNN report, reaffirms compliance with UN sanctions and confirms that contracts with Mansudae and KOMID havebeen terminated and that all North Korean workers have left the country.


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