Kim Jong Un Was 'Deeply Moved' After K-Pop Performance

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Kim Jong Un watches South Korean K-pop singers perform in Pyongyang

Kim even told a South Korean performer he'd like to return the favor with a show in South Korea called "Autumn is Coming", according to NK News.

"He exchanged warm greetings with them and warmly welcomed their Pyongyang visit", North Korea's official news agency KCNA wrote in a summary of the event.

Baek Ji Young performed "Like Being Hit By a Bullet" and "Don't Forget" at the concert. Kim praised the group, who has more than 4.6 million Instagram followers, for their wonderful performance as well as asked the art troupe, which consists of 160 members from different entertainment field, to extend his appreciation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a wonderful concert.

After the performance, the South Korean artists and a taekwondo demonstration team will attend a dinner hosted by North Korean culture minister Pak Chun-nam.

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YB performed a remake of the hit song by Shim Soo Bong.

In the past, South Korea's popular music, known as K-pop, didn't find a great deal of love in Pyongyang. No sitting US president has ever met personally with a North Korean leader since the conclusion of the Korean War.

South Korean singers arrive at Incheon International Airport from Pyongyang on Wednesday.

"When such good atmosphere is preserved carefully and continuously, only the lovely spring when new buds sprout and flowers blossom and the rich autumn when the crops are abundant will always be in the way of our fellow countrymen", Kim said, according to North Korean media.

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Pictured above is the North Korean leader meeting with a South Korean girl group at the show on April 1, 2018.

The concert ended with the audiences and the South Korean singers singing "Let's meet again" and "Our wish is unification", a song about the reunification of the two Koreas.

Kim "said that he was deeply moved to see our people sincerely acclaiming the performance, deepening the understanding of the popular art of the South side", the North's Korean Central News Agency said.

Some experts suspect Kim Jong Un may be attempting to use his outreach to Seoul and Washington as a way to weaken global sanctions and buy time to further advance his nuclear bomb program.

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North Korea's national intelligence chief Kim Yong-chol apologized Monday morning to South Korean reporters for restricting their coverage during the concert. Kim Jong Un applauded during the event and shook hands with the South Korean performers. She had performed with the North's Samjiyon Orchestra in Seoul in February. The meeting will precede a meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump, who announced that he would meet Kim in person some time before May.

The 120-member South Korean group - 11 musical acts as well as dancers, technicians and martial artists - gave one concert on Sunday with another set for Tuesday.

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