KIM Jong-un made a rare outing with his wife – by treating her to a trip to a North Korean COSMETICS factory.
Ri Sol-ju, the despot’s spouse, is believed to have given birth to their first child at the start of the year, but is seldom seen in public, and has barely been photographed out this year.
AFP OR LICENSORS Kim Jong-Un’s wife, seen her in the black floral dress, made a rare public appearance Alamy Live News The rotund dictator holds a pink handbag during his visit
Despite his wife standing right next to him, Kim used the opportunity to call on North Korea’s women to be “more beautiful.”
Donning a black and white floral dress for the occasion, Ri smiled as her husband made comments including the need for women to be more attractive.
Her husband said: “The variety of cosmetics produced by the factory are numerous and qualitative, and that not only pattern of their vessels but packing boxes are very nice.
“It has come to have the dream of the women who want to be more beautiful be realised.”
Alamy Live News The maniacal despot holds court at the cosmetics factory AFP OR LICENSORS The North Korean leader called on more women in the country to make themselves beautiful Reuters Kim and Ri also visited a shoe factory together AFP OR LICENSORS Despite rumours of a civil war in North Korea, the leader looked upbeat Kim Jong Un blasts Donald Trump as ‘mentally deranged’ and vows to make him pay for threatening to destroy North Korea
Ri, whose age is not known, but she is thought to be in her twenties, has reportedly become renowned for her designer handbags and other expensive accessories when she appears in public, reminding the state’s women to move away from common and haircuts and outfits.
Mysterious Ri’s job and background before she met Kim is also largely unknown, although it is believed her father is an academic and her mother a doctor.
She also visited South Korea in 2005 as a cheerleader for the North Korean squad in the Asian Athletic Championships.
The couple wed in 2009, in a marriage supposedly arranged by Kim Jong-Un’s father.
News of the visit comes as fears rise over civil war in North Korea, with officials ordered to start guarding monuments of Kim Jong-un.
AFP OR LICENSORS Ri can be seen looking on as her husband examines the cosmetic factory’s work AFP OR LICENSORS Kim, famed for his bizarre hair style, appears to ask about an aerosol spray Alamy Live News The dictator pictured with his wife outside the factory in the crackpot country North Korea leader Kim Jong-un brands US rival Donald Trump a ‘mentally deranged dotard’