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Kim Jong-un visits mausoleum to mark father's death anniversary

Kim Jong-un visits mausoleum to mark fathers death anniversary

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Image credit: PTI

Seoul : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the mausoleum where his late father's body lies in state

He was commemorating the ninth death anniversary of Kim Jong-il's, who died on December 17, 2011, state media reported Thursday.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the leader paid tribute at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.

The report, however, did not mention the date of the visit, reports Yonhap News Agency.

Kim Jong-il, the second Supreme Leader of North Korea, took office in 1994 after the death of his father Kim Il-sung, the country's first Supreme Leader.

Kim Jong-un was accompanied by his sister Kim Yo-jong and other close aides, including Choe Ryong-hae, the North's No. 2 leader and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Ri Pyong-chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party.

In the past, the North held large-scale gatherings in Pyongyang to commemorate Kim Jong-il death on the first, second, third and fifth anniversaries, said the Yonhap News Agency report.

The Yonhap report however, said that it was unlikely for the country to organise any gathering this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

IANS report with edits

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