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Kim Jong Un’s Sister Becomes First Dynasty Member to Enter S. Korea

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North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jon will enter South Korea as part of a high-level delegation. She is his close friend and adviser and will attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

She will be the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit South Korea.

The purpose of this high level delegation visit from the North is to celebrate the opening of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics so the group is composed of the officials from Workers’ Party, government and sports industry,” the Unification Ministry, which is in charge of the South’s relations with the North, said on Wednesday.

“Kim Yo Jong seems to have been included so the North Korean delegation will be on the same level as other nations and their family members who are participating the celebration,” said the South Korean government.

Kim Yo Jung was seen with a broad smile waving farewell while departing for South Korea. She is part of a 22 member delegation that will attend the opening ceremony of the Games. They will stay in South Korea for three days.

American Vice President, Mike Pence, will also attend the opening ceremony, along with Ivanka Trump. There is a possibility that he may meet North Korean representatives.

“We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games. We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and threaten the wider region,” said Pence.

Here are a few things to know about Kim Yo Jung:

She along with her siblings was educated in Switzerland. Being a woman, she can never rule, however she has been elevated in the regime and plays an important role.

Kim Yo Jung was promoted to deputy director of the Workers’ Party Propaganda and Agitation Department in 2014. She was the only woman there. She is blacklisted under US sanctions because of her increasingly prominent role in the ruling Workers’ party.

Images of her working during a parade have been leaked. She has been seen giving Kim Jong Un paper work. She has also been seen with him on other occasions.

There is speculation that she is married as she has been seen wearing a band on her wedding ring finger.

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