US President Donald Trump has said he is "glad" that Kim Jong-un has re-emerged and appears to be healthy.
"I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!" Trump tweeted, after the North Korean leader reportedly attended the opening of a fertiliser plant.
It was Kim's first public appearance in almost three weeks, BBC reported.
His absence - particularly from his late grandfather's birthday celebration on 15 April - had sparked intense global speculation over his health.
KCNA news agency reported that Kim cut the ribbon at the opening of the fertiliser factory on Friday, and added that crowds "broke into thunderous cheers of hurrah" when he appeared.
BDST: 1154 HRS, May 3, 2020