Before the summit, only 4.7 percent of students had a favorable perception of the North Korean leader, while about 87.7 percent of respondents felt the opposite, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing a poll conducted among students of the Kookmin University in Seoul. As of now, only 25.8 percent of these students viewed Kim negatively.
Speaking about associations evoked by Kim's image, "dictator," "violence," and "unpredictability" have given way to such characteristics as "youthful," "charming," and "open-minded" since the summit.
On April 27, a historic summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in took place in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. During the meeting, Kim and Moon signed a joint declaration, agreeing to take measures to support international efforts aimed at denuclearizing the peninsula and proceeding with reunion programs for separated Korean families.