North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un made a rare public appearance at a military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, looking noticeably thinner and more energetic than in recent months. The parade was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.
Kim Jong Un at North Korea Parade
Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in months at the military parade, which featured thousands of soldiers marching through the capital’s Kim Il Sung Square. He was accompanied by his sister Kim Yo Jong and other senior North Korean officials. The parade was broadcast live on North Korean state television and featured a military march, a display of military hardware, and a message from Kim Jong Un.
Thinner and More Energetic Appearance
Kim Jong Un’s appearance was notable for his noticeably thinner frame and energetic demeanor. He was seen smiling and waving to the crowd, and appeared to be in good health. His appearance was in stark contrast to his last public appearance in April, when he appeared to be gaunt and weak.
Kim Jong Un’s health has been the subject of much speculation in recent months, after he missed April 15th celebrations of his grandfather’s birthday, a major holiday in North Korea. Since then, reports have emerged that he has been receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed medical condition.
Kim Jong Un’s appearance at the military parade on Saturday was a rare public outing for the leader, and his noticeably thinner and more energetic appearance was a welcome sight for many North Koreans. Kim Jong Un’s health is of particular importance to the nation, and his appearance at the parade indicates that he is in good health and is still in control of the country.