Just 23 days ago, North Korean leader Kim Jongun was not seen in public, MTI writes, citing a statement from the South Korean Ministry of Unification.
Kim Jongun last time
then he visited a cemetery in Pyongyang Province in the south of the country, where Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War were buried.
An official at the Seoul’s reunification ministry added, however, that no greater importance was attached to Kim’s absence because there had been examples of similar “disappearances” on several occasions in the past.
The North Korean leader did not appear in public for twenty days in April this year. At the time, it was rumored that his health had deteriorated significantly, he had undergone heart surgery, and even the news of his death.
Some believed in the coronavirus epidemic to find the reason for its withdrawal. Kim was seen again at the inauguration of a fertilizer factory in early May, then disappeared from public view for weeks again.
Pyongyang has not yet responded to the November 3 U.S. presidential election and has not congratulated Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate.
(Cover photo: Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on August 19, 2020. Photo: MTI / EPA / KCNA)