North Korean state media reports that leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days amid rumors of his health.
The Korean central news agency said on Saturday that it had attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer factory in Suncheon, near the capital of Pyongyang, with other senior officials, including his sister, Kim Yo Jong.
Photos of the ceremony were not immediately published.
Kim Jong Un was last seen at a meeting of the ruling party on April 11 to discuss preventing coronaviruses. Speculation about his health has swirled after missing the April 15 celebration of his late grandfather and state founder Kim Il Sung, the most important holiday in the country.
The South Korean government has downplayed rumors and unconfirmed reports that Kim is in poor health after medical treatment, saying he has detected no unusual activity in the north.