February 06, 2023

Kim aware K-pop concerts could have “considerable” impact in North: ROK minister

Minister Do Jong-whan describes DPRK leader as "broad-minded" and "humorous"

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is aware of the “considerable cultural influence” of recent K-pop concerts on DPRK society but is willing to continue cultural exchanges, South Korea's culture minister said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a news conference with foreign media, Do Jong-whan of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) shared his experiences from a four-day trip to Pyongyang earlier in the month.