South Korean President meets with Kim Jong Un’s sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, seeking to utilise the Olympic détente to further diplomatic relations.

The pair met face-to-face for the first time at the opening ceremony, where they shook hands and cheered for Korean athletes marching under a unified flag for the first time in a decade.

The pair met at the presidential Blue House in Seoul for further talks, which also included North Korea’s head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

The North Korean delegates flew in on Kim Jong-Un’s private jet the day before the ceremony, and were greeted by South Korean government officials.

US Vice President Mike Pence also made an appearance at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, though he did not meet with the North Korean delegates.

China also recently made a call for increased co-ordination on North Korea with the US, saying it hoped the Winter Olympics will provide a renewed opportunity for diplomatic ties in the region.

Photo Courtesy: South Korean President’s Page
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