Sister of North Korea leader arrives in South Korea

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
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

February 9, 2018

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) – The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in South Korea on Friday, landing at Incheon International Airport in a private jet with the rest of her entourage of senior officials, including the North’s nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam.

Kim Yo Jong is the first of North Korea’s ruling family to visit the South, while Kim Yong Nam is the most senior North Korean official to make a cross-border trip.

(Reporting by Heekyong Yang in INCHEON and Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin in SEOUL; Editing by Paul Tait)