Tuesday 24 April 2018

Kim Jong Un’s sister shakes hands with South Korean leader at Olympics ceremony

Kim Yo Jong is the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Kim Yo Jong is the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War (AP)
Kim Yo Jong is the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shaken hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in in a historic meeting during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

In a historic moment for the Koreas, Mr Moon shook hands in public with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, as dignitaries took their places at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

Kim Yo Jong is the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War. She is part of a high-level delegation attending the opening ceremony.

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