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Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of North Korea, the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). Following his father's death in 2011, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television. He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and also a presidium member of the Central Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The inter-Korean Red Cross talks at North Korea’s scenic Mount Kumgang resort. Photo: AFP

Koreas confirm family reunions will resume in August

North and South Korea agreed on Friday to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean war in August – the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.