April 04, 2018 10:02
North and South Korean musicians staged a joint concert in Pyongyang on Tuesday attended by 12,000 North Koreans.
Among them were Kim Yong-chol, the head of North Korea's United Front Department, Ri Son-gwon, the chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, Culture Minister Pak Chun-nam and Samjiyon Orchestra head Hyon Song-wol. South Korea was represented by Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-whan.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju had wanted to attend Tuesday's joint concert but due to scheduling conflicts went to a performance by South Korean musicians only on Sunday.
The concert started at 3:30 p.m. and lasted about two hours. The audience applauded when singers from both sides sang the North Korean song "Baekdu and Halla Are My Nation's," which praises the ruling Kim dynasty.
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