June 11, 2018 / 9:30 PM / 8 days ago

North Korean leader hopes to learn much from Singapore - state media

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was impressed by Singapore’s economic development and hoped he could learn from the country during a night tour of some of the city state’s landmarks, the North’s state media said on Tuesday.

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Singapore's Education Minister Ong Ye Kung pose for a photo in Singapore June 11, 2018, in this photo obtained from social media. MANDATORY CREDIT. Vivian Balakrishnan's Twitter page/via REUTERS

Kim said Singapore was “clean and beautiful”, while looking at the view on Monday from the observation deck of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, adding that he had learned much about the Southeast Asian nation’s economic potential and how it had developed, the official KCNA news agency said.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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