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In the midst of improving relations in the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang made it clear that it now welcomes American businesses — especially McDonald’s.
The news comes straight from the inter-Korean summit held on April 27, where North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met and adopted the Panmunjom Declaration.
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North Korean leaders said at the conference (via SoraNews24):
“The country welcomes investments from America. We wish to attract McDonald’s and President Trump-affiliated companies. We hope America views us as a normal country.”
Why the regime made special mention of McDonald’s remains unclear. Nonetheless, Twitter users started weighing in:
A parody account, “McDonald’s North Korea” has already been in the internet for a while, rave reviews and all: