Several members of Qatar’s small North Korean community have praised the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a year after his ascension to power, the Peninsula reports.
Jong-un, who assumed control of the nation following his father’s death last December, is very dear to his people, residents of the “low-profile community” told the newspaper:
“He visits homes, factories, kindergartens, universities and hospitals regularly, and mixes up with people and embraces them. People love him,” said a community source…
Some in the community issued a press statement on the occasion of Jong-un having completed a year in office as ‘supreme leader’ which reads: “The youngest (world) leader who has attracted the greatest world attention in the shortest span of time”.
It also pointed out that the leader, thought to be around 29 years old, was voted this year’s Person of the Year by Time magazine readers. But the Guardian says that the poll may have been hijacked.
According to the Peninsula, a few hundreds North Koreans currently live in Qatar, but their numbers are increasing as construction demands grow.
There is no North Korean embassy in Qatar, but residents have access to consular services in Kuwait.