Who is Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong? North Korea propaganda director who attended Winter Olympics 2018

KIM Yo-jong is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, but also his propaganda director.

Yet, with her brother now ill, she has been tipped to take over the country should the Supreme Leader die.

Who is Kim Yo-jong?

Kim, 31, was born in September 1987, the daughter of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

She is said to have had a close relationship with brother Kim Jong-un from an early age.

Both studied together in Switzerland between 1996 and 2000 with each depending on the other for company and support during those isolated years.

It is believed she went on to further her education at the Kim Il-sung Military University and then computer science at the Kim Il-sung university.

Kim is married to Choe Song, the son of top North Korean military official and politician Choe Ryong-hae, and has at least one child born in May 2015.

During the Winter Olympics, it was reported she was pregnant with her second child.

South Korean officials were told Kim was expecting a child during her three-day visit to the south, the Korea Herald has claimed.

Kim Yo-jong first gained prominence when she was pictured several times mourning her late father during his funeral in December 2011.

What is Kim Yo-jong's job?

Her first job title given in a state news address was a "senior official" of the ruling Workers' Party  Central Committee.

She has filled in for her brother when he was sick and has played a high-level supporting role to him.

In November 2014, Yo-jong was named First Deputy Director of the Workers Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department.

Her job is to pump out propaganda both venerating her brother and the North Korean state and discrediting enemies.

She was made a member of the politburo, the party's most senior ruling committee, in 2017, giving her even greater power including over state security – although she removed for a year in 2019.

The Supreme Leader's sister was the first of the Kim dynasty to set foot in South Korea since the Korean War ended in 1953 when she attended the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Later that year, she attended the Singapore summit on June 11 between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader.

The dictator's sister was spotted at the signing between the two leaders stepping up to swap a pen which had been provided to sign the agreement.

At the 2019 North Korean parliamentary elections, Kim Yo-jong was elected to the Supreme People's Assembly as a representative for Killimgil.

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