President Trump tweeted today that he was "glad" to see that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was back in public life and doing well after he made his first public appearance in 20 days, according to the country's state media.

"I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!" the president tweeted on Saturday evening and included a link to apparent new photographs of Kim Jong-un cutting the tape at a ceremony marking the completion of Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory in North Korea.

The absence of the country’s leader over the last three weeks triggered rumours he was dead or in a coma after failed heart surgery.

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However, the official Korean Central News Agency said Kim attended a ceremony on Friday to mark the completion of a fertiliser factory near Pyongyang.

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