Kim Jong-un appears in public, attends ribbon-cutting ceremony

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviews the military units participating in the country’s largest-ever live-fire drill to mark the 85th founding anniversary of its armed forces on April 25, 2017, in this photo released by the party organ Rodong Sinmun the next day. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap/IANS)

Pyongyang, May 2 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony of a phosphatic fertiliser factory on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Saturday.

“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 the fertiliser industry, Xinhua reported citing the KCNA.

Kim was joined by his sister Kim Yo Jong as well as other senior officials, it added.

A completion ceremony of the Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory, which has been built as the production base of fertilizer, was splendidly held on May Day, the international holiday of the working people of the whole world, the report said.

This was the top leader’s first public appearance in state media in more than 20 days.

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