Kim Jong-un resurfaces after 20 days amid health rumours

Updated: 03 May, 2020 07:54 IST | Agencies | Seoul

Kim was also quoted as expressing 'satisfaction about the wonderful creation'. In a report last week, CNN had said that the US was looking into intelligence that Kim Jong-un was in 'grave danger' after surgery

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the fertiliser factory. PiC/AFP
The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the fertiliser factory. PiC/AFP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a fertiliser factory completion ceremony, state media reported on Saturday, his first public appearance after 20 days of absence that sparked rumours about his health.

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim cut the tape at the ceremony marking the completion of Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory in Sunchon, north of Pyongyang, on Friday. Photos released by KCNA showed Kim, dressed in a dark Mao suit, cutting the red ribbon during the ceremony and talking to accompanying officials with a smile on his face.

"All the participants broke into thunderous cheers of 'hurrah!' extending the greatest glory to the Supreme Leader who has brought about a new change in the development of Juche-based fertilizer industry and has led the grand revolutionary advance for strengthening self-supporting economy to a victory with his outstanding leadership," KCNA said. Juche is the concept of self-reliance.

Kim was also quoted as expressing "satisfaction about the wonderful creation". In a report last week, CNN had said that the US was looking into intelligence that Kim Jong-un was in "grave danger" after surgery.

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First Published: 03 May, 2020 06:41 IST

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