North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has been on a diplomacy blitz in the past month.
South Korea’s K-pop diplomacy, in pictures
Only just returned from a surprise trip to Beijing to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping, now Kim has allowed – and even attended – a rare series of cross-Korean concerts in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
A 160-strong troupe of South Korean musicians and pop stars joined their Northern counterparts in a series of two concerts on Sunday and Tuesday.
The performances are the first by South Korean musicians in the Northern capital since 2005.
The visit is part of a cultural charm offensive by Seoul, ahead of a historic summit between the two Koreas on April 27 – the first in a decade.
A US-Korea summit is expected to be held by the end of May.