North Korea's protocols for visiting dignitaries [PHOTOS]

By Jung Da-min

North Korea has a set of protocols for visiting heads of state, shown during President Moon Jae-in's visit to the capital Pyongyang and repeated for Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who visited this week for the first summit between the countries in 32 years.

1. Welcoming ceremonies at Pyongyang International Airport

This Sunday clip from North Korea's state-run Korean Central Television (KCTV) shows portraits of the North's leader Kim Jong-un and Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel at Pyongyang International Airport. Yonhap-KCTV
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel review the honor guard of the Korean People's Army (KPA), followed by North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju and her Cuban counterpart Lis Cuesta Peraza, Sunday at Pyongyang International Airport. Yonhap-KCNA

2. Car parade through Pyongyang's showcase Ryomyong Street

Kim Jong-un and Miguel Diaz-Canel, hand in hand, during a motorcade on Sunday. Yonhap-Rodong Sinmun

3. Talks at the Paekhwawon State Guest House

Kim Jong-un and Miguel Diaz-Canel discuss ties between the two countries at the Paekhwawon State Guest House on Sunday. Yonhap-Rodong Sinmun

4. First lady diplomacy

North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju and Cuba's first lady Lis Cuesta Peraza visit the Mangyongdae Children's Palace, Sunday. They also visited Kim Won Gyun University of Music the following day, North Korea's Rodong Sinmun reported on Tuesday. Yonhap-KCNA

5. Mass Gymnastics

The two leaders and the first ladies attend a mass gymnastics performance at the May Day Stadium, Monday. Yonhap-Rodong Sinmun
The mass gymnastics performance on Monday features the flags of Cuba (left) and North Korea. Yonhap-Rodong Sinmun

6. Mansudae Art Studio

The two leaders and the first ladies visit the Mansudae Art Studio, Monday. Featured in the painting at left is the Heaven Lake of Mount Paektu. Yonhap-Rodong Sinmun
Jung Da-min

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