February 21, 2024

Kim Jong Un missing for 35 days as Politburo meets to discuss food problems

North Korean leader ties record for 2nd-longest break, as Politburo decides to hold plenum on agriculture in late Feb.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un skipped his third Politburo meeting in the last year on Sunday, according to state media, as top officials reportedly discussed the country’s chronic agricultural problems.

Monday marks the 35th day without a new public appearance by Kim in state media, tying his second-longest ever break. It comes as soldiers and civilians train outdoors daily in freezing temperatures as part of intense preparations for a military parade set to take place this week.