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Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Pyeongchang Olympics

Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Pyeongchang Olympics
From Al Jazeera - February 7, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister will visit South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, according to Seoul's unification ministry.

Kim Yo-jong will arrive on Friday to attend the opening ceremony as part of the 22-member delegation headed by North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam, the ministry said in a statement published on its website on Wednesday.

The Korea Herald newspaper said the move would likely put South Korea in "a tricky position" as Kim, vice director of the propaganda and agitation department of the Workers' Party of Korea, was subject to the US' unilateral sanctions imposed on North Korea.

Another member of her delegation, Choe Hwi, chairman of the national sports guidance committee, is on the UN sanctions list that includes a travel ban, the Korea Herald said.

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