In summer 1994, former US President Jimmy Carter visited the DPRK. President Kim Il Sung had a talk with Carter aboard launch nimbly moving downstream the River Taedong.

When passing by a place outside the city, he told one of his suite to lower the speed of the launch. Curious about the sudden reduction of the speed, Carter asked him the reason why.

President Kim Il Sung pointed at a place of the bank lined with anglers. He answered that if we raise rough waves it will bother the working people having a happy time angling. So we’d better ease up not to disturb them.

Carter felt admiration. He saw before his eyes what he himself did not and could not think.