Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister

North Korea Government expected to change tactics

The visit with Kim and his rarely-seen wife Ri Sol-ju was broadcasted on state media as the North Korean public watched their leader's wide smiles over soaps and sprays.

Amid the responsibility of developing North Korea's nuclear program, the communist state's leader Kim Jong Un took a break for a public visit to a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang with his wife. Authorities in Malaysia said the two women charged with Kim Jong Nam's murder used the chemical weapon VX in the attack, claiming they were trained to swipe the poison on the victim's face and knew the substance was toxic.

Following the February launch, Kim exhorted North Korean scientists to pursue more satellite launches.

A statement from KCNA said Kim was very impressed with the packaging.

"The variety of cosmetics produced by the factory are numerous and qualitative and that not only pattern of their vessels but packing boxes are very nice", Kim reportedly said, according to The Sun.

During his visit to the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory, Mr Kim praised the company for producing "world-level cosmetics" and for upgrading its premises to a level "to be proud of in the world", reported North Korean state news agency KCNA.

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He proudly proclaimed that the dream of "women who want to be more beautiful" had been "realised". In that regard, Kim has flouted tradition by appearing publicly with Ri.

Mr Kim Han Sol, who grew up in Macau under Chinese protection as his father was in exile from North Korea, was last seen in March in a video posted on the website of humanitarian group Cheollima Civil Defence.

While her public appearances are few and far between, she has recently been filmed celebrating a successful ballistic missile testing.

Though he is better known for his photo ops at military installations and missile test sites, Mr Kim's visit to a cosmetics factory serves an important propaganda objective in telegraphing the legitimacy of Mr Kim's rule to the Pyongyang elite and middle-class.

North Korea has not made any provocations since it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

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