North Korean Central Television Exposed New Footage Of Kim Jong-un Appearing In Public
North Korean Central television showed a report on Saturday about the visit of state Council Chairman Kim Jong-un to the opening ceremony of the Suncheon fertilizer plant, which took place on May 1. This is the first published video footage since the country's leader stopped appearing in public after a meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on April 11.
The TV story shows the main moments of the ceremony held at the plant. In particular, Kim Jong-un cuts the red ribbon, which symbolizes the end of construction and the beginning of the work of the enterprise. In all the video footage, he looks cheerful and cheerful, often smiles, actively gestures, and gives instructions to the accompanying members of the country's top leadership.
After the report on the opening of the plant, North Korean Central television continued to show programs dedicated to the activities of Kim Jong-un in previous periods. This includes documentary footage showing the leader of the DPRK visiting various enterprises, his leadership of the work on the ground in agricultural complexes, as well as mass parades of the past years on the main Pyongyang square of Kim Il Sung. TV shows are accompanied by Patriotic songs telling about the success of socialism.
As previously reported by the Korean Central Telegraph Agency (KCNA), the Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, attending the opening ceremony of the Suncheon fertilizer plant on May 1. He went to the ceremony site to the sound of a welcome March and the wild jubilation of hundreds of participants who shouted "Hooray!" In a solemn ceremony, Kim Jong-un cut the ribbon and then "waved to the cheering construction workers and the masses."
The head of the people's Republic also visited some of the workshops of the new plant, where he was told about the processes of production of phosphorus and fertilizers for agriculture. According to the KCNA news agency, Kim Jong-un called the start of operation of the enterprise "an important moment for bringing the country's chemical industry to a higher stage."
The North Korean leader has not appeared in public since April 11, when he held a meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPC on domestic policy. In particular, Kim Jong-un did not attend the annual session of the Supreme People's Assembly (the highest legislative body) on April 12, and for the first time in the years of his rule, did not participate in the solemn ceremony at the Kymsusan Palace of the Sun, which was held on April 15 on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung. The absence of Kim Jong-un from the ranks of the country's leadership on the main national holiday has given rise to rumors about his possible illness.