Kim’s Speech: N Korean Leader’s Accent Steals the Show at Summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a welcoming ceremony in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.
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(SPUTNIK) – While thousands of people across the world appeared eager to hear what the North Korean leader had to say at the historic meeting with his South Korean counterpart, the way he said those things also surprised many who tuning in for the event.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “multicultural accent” became one of the highlights of the inter-Korean summit for South Korean viewers watching the event live, South China Morning Post reports.

While the differences in dialects used by North and South Koreans have long being considered a major cultural barrier between the two countries, the viewers were genuinely surprised by Kim’s “Swiss-influenced accent.”

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