March 02, 2024

Kim Jong Un visits shrine to offer ‘new year greetings’ to late former leaders

North Korean leader’s annual visit to family mausoleum comes one day after he made key policy speech at party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked the first day of 2022 in customary fashion by showing respect to the country’s late former leaders at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on Saturday, according to state media.

The party-run Rodong Sinmun reported that Kim visited the mausoleum where his father and grandfather lie in state on Jan. 1 “on the occasion of the new year,” a day after he delivered a key policy speech at the conclusion of a five-day party meeting.

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