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Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with his wife

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un swapped nuclear bombs for nail varnish as he was photographed traipsing round a cosmetics factory with his wife.

Kim was visiting the production plant in Pyongyang with his secretive partner, Ri Sol-ju, and called on women in his country to be ‘more beautiful’.

His wife has been largely absent from photographs in 2017, and is believed to have given birth to their third child. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un swapped nuclear bombs for nail varnish as he was photographed traipsing round a cosmetics factory with his wife, Ri Sol-ju (far right) 

Kim was visiting the production plant in Pyongyang with his secretive partner, Ri Sol-ju, and called on women in his country to be 'more beautiful'

Kim was visiting the production plant in Pyongyang with his secretive partner, Ri Sol-ju, and called on women in his country to be ‘more beautiful’

However, she was spotted for the first time in months in July as the pair attended a banquet to celebrate the country’s successful test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). 

She was also out in September, at a banquet to congratulate his nuclear technicians who steered the country’s sixth and largest nuclear test.

The couple wed in 2009, in a marriage believed to have been arranged by his father, Kim Jong-il 

Also in attendance at the factory were An Jong-su, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, and other leading committee members, including his sister Kim Yo-jong, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The ruler was checking up on its research and production after it was recently refurbished.

The ruler was checking up on its research and production after it was recently refurbished

The ruler was checking up on its research and production after it was recently refurbished

Of the plant, Kim said: 'It has come to have the dream of the women who want to be more beautiful be realised'

Of the plant, Kim said: ‘It has come to have the dream of the women who want to be more beautiful be realised’

According to KCNA, Kim said: ‘The variety of cosmetics produced by the factory are numerous and qualitative, and that not only pattern of their vessels but packing boxes are very nice.

‘It has come to have the dream of the women who want to be more beautiful be realised.’

South Korean intelligence reports have described Ri as coming from an ordinary family, with her father an academic and her mother a doctor.

She visited South Korea in 2005 as a cheerleader for her country’s squad in the Asian Athletics Championships.

Ri has become renowned for using expensive accessories and carrying designer handbags when she appears in public, encouraging women in the state to take a step away from common haircuts and dress codes. 

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