Kim Jong Un marks North Korea’s founding day with paramilitary parade, daughter also attends

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un marked the 75th founding day of the country with a paramilitary parade on Saturday. He was joined in the event by his daughter, who is believed to be 10-year-old and called Jun Ae.  

Paramilitary forces and industrial workers walked down Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang as part of the parade, the KCNA reported. Kim got congratulatory letters from China’s President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the state agency added. 

A Chinese delegation, led by Vice Premier Liu Guozhong, and visiting members from the Russian Army Academic Ensemble Alexandrov were in participation, KCNA said, adding that political emissaries positioned in Pyongyang had likewise been invited to the foundation day. 

According to KCNA, in Putin’s letter, the Russian leader said that relations between the two nations have been forged on the guideline of companionship, great friendship and shared regard. He added that he accepts they will extend the reciprocal ties in all regards in an arranged way by pooling endeavours. 

“This fully conforms with the interests of the peoples of our two countries and will contribute to ensuring security and stability in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia,” Putin wrote, according to KCNA. 

Kim didn’t make a speech on the occasion. 

The evening time parade was the third military procession North Korea has organised for the current year alone, with the most recent one in July on the event of the 70th commemoration of the marking of the 1950-53 Korean War armistice. 

The parade came amid hypothesis that Kim might go to Vladivostok to meet with Putin one week from now to examine a potential arms deal

A report of his conceivable excursion to Russia generates hypothesis that North Korea might give mounted guns shells and other ammo to Russia for use in Moscow’s conflict with Ukraine in return for a weapons-related innovation move from Russia, for example, a covert operative satellite and a nuclear submarine. 

The North has been trying to fortify ties with China and Russia and double down on its weapons improvement following reinforcing security participation among South Korea, the U.S. and Japan. 

The paramilitary parade came as North Korea launched a “tactical nuclear attack submarine” fit for carrying out a submerged nuclear attack, with pioneer Kim promising to further reinforce the state nuclear deterrence.  

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