Kim Jong goes to Bandung

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be attending the April Asian-African conference in Indonesia, marking his first international official visit, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.

“For Kim Jong-un … the Bandung [Indonesian city] meeting will be a noteworthy diplomatic schedule,” an unnamed South Korean government source was quoted as saying by the news agency.

Kim has not been reported to make any international trips since he became the leader of the isolated nation in December 2011. According to South Korean officials, Kim is expected to begin his international visits with the Asian-African Conference in Bandung.

Kim Jong Un, who is said to model himself after Kim Il Sung, the late founder of the North Korean totalitarian regime, is expected to follow the legacy of his predecessor, who joined the Bandung conference during its 10th anniversary in 1965.

Following this initial trip, Kim is expected to visit Moscow to attend the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, in May.