North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un, has cried, and begged the nation’s “mothers” to have more children in order to curb the sharp fall in the birth rate in the country.
Jong-un, made the plea to the women assembled in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, for the National Mothers’ Meeting on Sunday.
Using a handkerchief, the dictator was observed wiping his eyes as he begged the women.
Addressing the women as “Dear Mothers” he said: “Preventing a decline in birth rates and good childcare are all of our housekeeping duties we need to handle while working with mothers.
“These tasks include bringing up their children so that they will steadfastly carry forward our revolution, eliminating the recently-increasing non-socialist practices, promoting family harmony and social unity, establishing a sound way of cultural and moral life, making the communist virtues and traits of helping and leading one another forward prevail over our society, stopping the declining birth rate, and taking good care of children and educating them effectively.
“These belong to our common family affairs, which we need to deal with by joining hands with our mothers.”
Meanwhile, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that North Korea’s average fertility rate, or the average number of children born, was 1.8 in 2023.
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