N.Korea Marks 25th Anniversary of Founder's Death

US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Panmunjom South Korea

US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Panmunjom South Korea

The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the embalmed bodies of Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il lie, and bowed in front of the statues. The footage shows the population of Pyongyang observing a moment of silence, announced throughout the country by the sound of a siren, while the national flag at half mast. Choe Ryong-hae, who heads the country's rubber-stamp parliament, and premier Kim Jae-ryong were also at the event.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited his grandfather Kim Il Sung's mausoleum to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founder of the reclusive communist country's death. However, state media did not report about his visit past year.

Their scheduled meeting follows a surprise face-to-face between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un late last month at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.

He added that South Korea will continue to play an "active" role in close cooperation with the United States, North Korea and the global community to realize the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and build lasting peace in the region.

"Raising high the slogan for self-reliance and self-sufficiency and achieving a miraculous myth once again, (we) should demonstrate to the world the reviving status of the DPRK of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il", it added, using the abbreviation of the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.