February 7, 2018 / 7:19 AM / 6 months ago

North Korean leader's sister to visit South Korea for winter Olympics: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, will visit South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

Pyongyang notified Seoul that Kim Yo Jong would be accompanying Kim Yong Nam, North Korea’s nominal head of state, along with two other senior officials, the ministry said.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Paul Tait

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