Pyongyang, February 7: In an impressive move, North Korea has offered to send Kim Jong Un’s younger sister as a member of its high-level delegation for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Kim Jong-un’s influential sister will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Friday, Seoul’s unification ministry has said.
"The government views the composition of the delegation -- party, government and sports officials -- as meaningful, given that their trip is aimed at celebrating the opening ceremony of the Winter Games," the Unification Ministry said. Another reason for Kim's inclusion is that usually foreign leaders' families are customarily sent to deliver congratulations on the games.
Kim Yo Jong, is believed to be one of Kim Jong Un’s closest confidants. US Department of the Treasury blacklisted her over human rights abuses and censorship. Hence, this trip could again spark contention between Seoul and Washington.