North Korean leader’s sister arrives in South for Olympics in historic visit
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister has arrived in South Korea on a three-day visit, becoming the first member of her family to visit the rival South in more than 60 years amid a rapprochement.
As part of a high-level delegation attending the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Kim Yo-jong arrived on her brother’s private jet in the country on Friday.
She was received by a group of South Korean officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, at a meeting room at the Incheon International Airport.
Kim Yo-jong, 30, and her country’s 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, who has also traveled to South, are due to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who sees the Winter Olympics as an opportunity to revive diplomatic ties with Pyongyang. They will meet in a luncheon at Seoul’s presidential palace on Saturday.
South Korean media have been speculating about whether the North’s leader will send a personal message to Moon through his sister, who is believed to be one of Kim’s closest confidantes.