October 20, 2014 09:33
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju has also resurfaced in public for the first time in 46 days.
Ri on Sunday greeted sports officials and medalists in the recent Asian Games in Incheon, the official Rodong Sinmun daily reported.
The last time Ri was seen was when she and her husband attended a concert on Sept. 3. Then the couple disappeared until Kim resurfaced on Oct. 14, walking with the aid of a cane. This spawned rumors that the two had marital problems.
But Ri's reappearance clearly aimed to demonstrate to the public that the regime is solid, a researcher with a state-run think tank here said.
The paper said Kim visited two air bases and watched pilots in training with state-of-the-art MiG 29 fighter jets.
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