And North Korea said, on Saturday, that Kim watched the launch of the most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, “Hwasong-17”, on Friday, and was accompanied by his wife, Ri Sol Ju, and their “beloved daughter.”
Official Korean media released pictures of the North Korean leader walking next to a little girl in a white coat and red shoes, and behind them a huge missile on a launch truck, according to the Associated Press.
In a closed session before a parliamentary committee, intelligence officials told the lawmakers that this is Kim’s second daughter, named “Joo Ae,” said Yoo Sang-bum, one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting.
Yoon Kun-young, who also attended the session, confirmed the purport of Yoo’s comments, but declined to provide further details.
Apparently, Ju Ae is Kim’s daughter, whom NBA star Dennis Rodman saw during his trip to Pyongyang in 2013.
After the visit, Rodman told the British newspaper “The Guardian” that he and Kim were spending quality time at the seaside with the leader’s family, and that he carried Kim’s baby daughter, named “Ju Ae”.
This is the first time that North Korea has officially confirmed its presence.
North Korean state media did not reveal the age, name and other details of Kim’s daughter last week.
South Korean media speculated that Kim married Ri in 2009, and they had 3 children born in 2010, 2013 and 2017, respectively.