Kim Jong-un Appeared In Public For The First Time In 20 Days
North Korean state Council Chairman Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in 20 days, attending the opening ceremony of the Suncheon fertilizer plant. This was reported on Saturday by the Korean Central Telegraph Agency (KCNA).
"The respected Supreme Leader, comrade Kim Jong-un, personally cut the ribbon symbolizing the completion of construction, taking part in the ceremony," KCNA said. According to the Agency, the Grand opening of the plant with the participation of the leader of the DPRK took place on May 1 and was timed to coincide with the international workers ' holiday, which is traditionally widely celebrated in the people's Republic.
"To the sound of a welcome March, comrade Kim Jong-un went to the place of the ceremony," KCNA reported. - All participants shouted "Hurrah!", greeting the respected top leader." In a solemn ceremony, the leader of the DPRK cut the ribbon of completion of construction, and then "waved his hand to the cheering builders and the masses."
KCNA also published new photos of the leader of the DPRK. According to the Agency, Kim Jong-un was accompanied by Deputy Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK Park Bong-Du, Prime Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Kim Jae-Ryong, and first Deputy head of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Kim Ye-Jung, who is the younger sister of the leader of the DPRK.
The photos show the North Korean leader without visible traces of the disease, which was recently attributed to him by several foreign media, spreading unsubstantiated rumors.
Agency photographers also photographed Kim Jong-un sitting in the podium of the ceremony against the background of jubilant workers and builders of the plant. In one of the photos, Kim Jong-un smiles and applauds against the background of a poster "completion Ceremony of the Suncheon fertilizer plant" with the designated date of the event-may 1, 2020. Several photos show that the leader of the DPRK walked around the territory of the new plant and inspected some production buildings.
Kim Jong-un also walked through some of the workshops of the new plant, where he was told about the processes of producing phosphorus and fertilizers for agriculture based on it. According to KCNA, the leader of the DPRK called the commissioning of the Suncheon plant for the production of phosphorous fertilizers "an important moment for bringing the country's chemical industry to a higher stage."