- Kim was missing in the public for about 20 days
- There was speculation that he was gravely ill after a heart surgery
- North Korea's state media said Kim cut a ribbon to open a fertiliser factory in a region north of Pyongyang
- Kim was in the company of top State officials and sister Kim Yo Jong
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time since in about 20 days, the country's state media has reported.
According to Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) as quoted by BBC News, Kim cut a ribbon to open a fertiliser plant on Friday, May 1.
According to the report, people who had attended the event thunderously cheered Kim when he showed up.
"The North Korean leader cut a ribbon at a ceremony at the plant, in a region north of Pyongyang. People attending the event burst into thunderous cheers of 'hurrah!' for the Supreme Leader who is commanding the all-people general march for accomplishing the great cause of prosperity", KCNA stated.
US President Donald Trump gave the new development a wide berth, saying he was not ready to comment at the moment.
There were numerous unconfirmed reports that Kim was in grave danger after heart surgery.
KCNA indicated that Kim was in the company of senior State officials and his sister Kim Yo Jong.
Hypothesising on Kim's health commenced when he missed birth anniversary celebrations of his grandfather and State founder Kim II Sung, one of the nation's biggest calendar events on Wednesday, April 15.
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