North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong arrives at Incheon International Airport, South Korea, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 9, 2018. (Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS)
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In a stunning turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to be her brother's special envoy to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Kim Yo Jong, who is believed to be about 30, has been rapidly rising within the North's power structure and is believed to be in charge of shaping her brother's public persona.After arriving on Kim Jong Un's personal jet at the South's ultramodern Incheon International Airport- the North's flagship airline is subject to sanctions -- she traveled to Pyeongchang to attend the games' opening ceremony, where the North and South Korean athletes will march together behind a blue-and-white "unification" flag.The past year has been particularly acrimonious as the North has accelerated its nuclear weapons development and test launches of missiles that are now believed to be able to reach most or all of the United States, South Korea's most important ally.Along with the rest of the North's senior delegation, Kim is to have lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House.The North and South held summits in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, both hosted by Kim Jong Il.
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