Oct 15, 2018

Kim Jong-un’s canine gift (Video)

South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, has a special relationship with Kim Jong-un, and even recently received a gift of two pet dogs from the North Korean leader.

The pair of canines was offered by the North Korean leader during the inter-Korean meeting that took place from September 18 to 20 in Pyongyang.

The pair, aged one year are of the indeginious Pungsang breed, known for their hunting skills.

The Pungsan dogs were hailed as “peace puppies” by international media outlets – but in North Korea, dogs mean more than peace, friendship and loyalty.

This is not the first time that a dog from the same breed has been sent to mark a meeting.

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung had received a pair of the indigenous breed from then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (Kim Jong-un’s father) after their 2000 summit in Pyongyang. The pair passed away due to natural causes in 2013 in Seoul Grand Park, where they had been kept.

Speaking to the BBC's South Korea correspondent Laura Bicker, he said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un demonstrated "humble leadership," as relations between the two Koreas appear to be warming.

 (BBC News)