Kim Yojong, sister of North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong Un, has been appointed as the country’s top government body. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency on Thursday promoted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator and top leader Kim Jong Un, to the top post on the State Affairs Commission. This appointment rubber stamp parliament has been approved by the Supreme People’s Assembly.
At least nine members, including diplomats Cho Son Hui and Pak Pong Ju, who played key roles in negotiations with the United States, have been sacked.
eight new appointments
North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported eight new appointments on Thursday and published their photos. In these pictures, Kim Yo Jong is seen standing outside. She is the youngest and only woman of this apex government body commission who has been appointed.
She has often been seen close to her brother – with whom she went to school in Switzerland – including her summit meetings with then US President Donald Trump and South’s leader Moon Jae-in.
May become North Korea’s first female leader
What will be the political role of Kim Yo Jong has been a matter of discussion for a long time. Many believe that she can become the successor of her brother dictator and top leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. If this happens, she will become the first female leader of North Korea.