Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his second visit to the country, according to the official state news agency.
The two had “a cordial talk” and watched a basketball game together. Kim reportedly hosted a dinner for Rodman and invited him back to North Korea again any time.
It did not say when they met or if Rodman was still in the country.
The brief report made no mention of Kenneth Bae, the American citizen imprisoned in the Communist state. Before this second visit, Rodman did not say whether he would mention Bae to Kim, or seek his release.
Bae has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor on sedition charges. The North Korean constitution gives Kim the power to grant special pardons.
Rodman first met the leader, who is a basketball fan, during a visit to North Korea last February to make a film and promote the sport.