- A dog given to South Korea by North Korea earlier this year has given birth to three male and three female puppies.
- South Korea described the dogs as a “symbol of peace” when they arrived in September.
- South Korea’s presidential residence shared pictures of the puppies with the president and first lady.
A dog given to South Korea by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to promote peace has given birth to six puppies.
Two white Pungsan dogs were presented to South Korean President Moon Jae-in in September as a peace offering from North Korea to symbolise the two nations’ warming relations.
One of the dogs, Gomi, recently gave birth to three female and three male puppies, Moon’s office said on Twitter this week, adding that the president and the first lady were taking care of them.
The images were originally shared by South Korea’s Blue House, the official presidential residence.
The Blue House also shared a video of Moon with one of the dogs and a puppy.
주말에 전해드렸던 풍산개 ‘곰이’ 새끼들의 사진, 딱 두 장 뿐이라 섭섭하셨죠? 더 많은 사진과 영상을 들고 돌아왔습니다! 순방길에 오르기 전 오늘 아침, 관저에서 새끼들과 인사를 나누는 문재인 대통령. 토실토실 건강한 강아지들의 영상과 사진, 함께 보시죠. 사진은 타래로 이어집니다. pic.twitter.com/sUW5OdtZ65
— 대한민국 청와대 (@TheBlueHouseKR) November 27, 2018
To get there, they had to undergo a quarantine and pass through the heavily fortified demilitarized zone and the so-called truce village of Panmunjom.
The breed is “designated as a North Korean ‘natural monument’ animal,” Reuters reported.
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