Honoured American

Date: 05/03/2019 | Source: Sports DPRK English | Read original version at source

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On February 28, Juche 102 (2013) Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un saw a mixed game of the visiting American basketball players of Harlem Globetrotters and Korean players belonging to the Hwaepul basketball team of the DPR Korea at the Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Gymnasium.

Divided into teams in red and white, the game ended in a draw by 110:110.

That day Kim Jong Un met ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman and his party, and had a talk with them in an amicable atmosphere.

Saying that he was pleased that they visited Pyongyang to provide young basketball fans of the DPRK with an opportunity of enjoying a nice game, he expressed his expectation that such sports exchanges would be activated, contributing to promoting mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries.

Rodman said that it was the greatest honour for him to be the first American to meet with Kim Jong Un. Hoping sports exchanges would continue between the two countries, the American basketball star wished the respected Supreme Leader good health.

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