Kim Jong Un's wife makes first public appearance after one year

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 17, 2021, 12:23 PM(IST)

Kim Jong Un with his wife Ri Sol Ju Photograph:( AFP )

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Ri Sol Ju, was seen with the North Korean leader at a concert commemorating the birthday of his father and predecessor Kim Jong II

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's wife made her first public appearance in more than a year, state media reported on Wednesday. 

Ri Sol Ju, was seen with the North Korean leader at a concert commemorating the birthday of his father and predecessor Kim Jong II. 

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The birthday of former North Korean dictator is known as the Day of the Shining Star and is one of the nation's most important public holidays. 

Kim Jong Un and his wife were seen smiling and praising the performers at the concert in Pyongyang in the photos published by North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper. 

"As the General Secretary came to the auditorium of the theatre together with his wife Ri Sol Ju amid the welcome music, all the participants burst into thunderous cheers of 'Hurrah!'" the official KCNA news agency said.

Ri was last seen publicly in January 2020 at an event marking the Lunar New Year holiday and speculations were high that either she wants to avoid coronavirus infection or is pregnant. 

The photos and report came a day after South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers that Ki was "playing well with her kids" and avoiding public events due to the pandemic. 

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