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    Before starting his voyage abroad to meet with the US president, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly inspected a restaurant and instructed its management to pay special attention to the menu for international guests.

    DPRK Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un visited a new restaurant in the country’s capital, as reported by the Korean Central News Agency.

    ​Kim took his wife, Ri Sol-ju, to the restaurant, which is on the banks of the Taedong River.

    ​According to the report, the salmon, sturgeon and rainbow trout caught Kim’s attention.

    ​The North Korean leader liked the design and came up with a name for the new location during his visit: “Pyongyang Taedonggang Seafood Restaurant."

    As the KCNA reported, Kim demanded that the new location promote group eating for working class families and introduce new dishes for international guests.

    ​In an attempt to attract tourists to their country, North Korea has reportedly asked the US to invest in its tourism sector in exchange for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. According to the newspaper Donga Ilbo, the deputy chairman of the Workers' Party, Kim Yong-chol, who visited Donald Trump in the White House ahead of the US president’s planned meeting with Kim Jong-un, requested funding to build a casino and other tourist sites in the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist zone.

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