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‘Peace canines’ given to South Korea by Kim Jong Un end up in zoo
A pair of dogs, Gomi, left, and Songgang, are unveiled at a park in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The dogs gifted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un four years ago ended up being resettled at a zoo in South Korea following a dispute over who should finance the caring of the animals. (Chun Jung-in/Yonhap via AP)

Gomi and Songgang had been unveiled on the zoo four years after they were proficient to South Korea (Image: AP)

Two canines proficient through Kim Jong Un to South Korea as a ‘gesture of peace’ have ended up at a zoo.

The North Korean dictator gave the white Pungsan hunting canines, named Gomi and Songgang, to then-South Korean president Moon Jae-in after their historic talks in 2018.

But Mr Moon gave the dogs up ultimate month, blaming a lack of economic make stronger from the current government led by President Yoon Suk Yeol.

Gomi and Songgang were seen by means of vets ahead of being moved to a zoo in the southern city of Gwangju.

Keepers showed them off to visitors nowadays, parading their new nametags around their necks.

‘Gomi and Songgang are an emblem of peace and South-North Korean reconciliation and co-operation.

The five others are in other zoos and a public facility in South Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds a puppy born from a hunting dog gifted from North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea November 27, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from South Korean Presidential Office/Handout/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Former South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds certainly one of the domestic dogs after the talks with North Korea in 2018 (Image: Reuters)

In this photo provided on Oct. 2018 by South Korea Presidential Blue House, South Korean President Moon Jae-in touches a white Pungsan dog, named Gomi, from North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea. (South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP)

Moon Jae-in gave the canines up following a dispute about who must pay for his or her repairs (Image: AP)


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