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Kim Yo Jong Biography – Kim Yo Jong Wiki
Kim Yo Jong is a North Korean politician. She is the youngest daughter of former supreme leader Kim Jong-il. Her brother is Kim Jong-un, the current supreme leader. She is an alternate member of the Politburo (Political Bureau) and vice-director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK). She studied in Switzerland from 1996 to 2000, and also in North Korea. After her return, she may have studied at the Kim Il-sung Military University. She also studied computer science at Kim Il-sung University where she is said to have studied with Kim Eun-gyong, the daughter of Japanese abductee Megumi Yokota.
Her first public appearance was at a photo session for participants at the 3rd Conference of the WPK [ko] in September 2010, when she stood next to her father’s personal secretary and alleged mistress Kim Ok. She was given much publicity during the funeral service of her father in December 2011, when she appeared several times alongside her brother Kim Jong-un or leading funeral processions of central officials, despite not even being a funeral committee member, and she was never named. She was then reportedly given a position under the National Defence Commission at the beginning of 2012 as tour manager for Kim Jong-un,but has not appeared in news reports except for November 2012, when the Korean Central Television showed her accompanying Kim Jong-un at a military riding ground. She was officially mentioned for the first time on March 9, 2014, as she accompanied her brother in voting for the Supreme People’s Assembly. She was identified as a “senior official” of the WPK Central Committee.
In October 2014, she was reported to have possibly taken over state duties for her ailing brother while he underwent medical treatment. In November 2014, she was reported to be Vice Director of the Workers Party’s Propaganda and Agitation Department (PAD). In July 2015, reports saw her as playing the role of de facto leader of the department, with nominal director Kim Ki-nam in a supporting role. She has been said to be the driving force behind the development of her brother’s cult of personality, modeled after that of their grandfather, Kim Il-sung. In January 2017, she was placed on the US Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals List in response to human rights abuses in North Korea. In 2017, she was also made an alternate member of the politburo.
On 9 February 2018, she attended the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This was the first time that a member of the ruling Kim dynasty had visited South Korea since the Korean War. She attended the meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on 10 February and revealed she was dispatched as a special envoy of Kim Jong-un and delivered a personally written letter from Kim to Moon. She was later part of her brother’s team during the 2018 North Korea–the United States Singapore Summit and the 2019 North Korea–the United States Hanoi Summit. Her involvement in diplomatic affairs continued as she issued an official statement in March 2020 from her capacity as the first deputy department director of the party. She was elected to the Supreme People’s Assembly during the 2019 North Korean parliamentary election, representing Killimgil. In April 2019, she was briefly removed from the party politburo, before being reinstated in April 2020. In April 2020, rumors of Kim Jong-un’s ill-health pushed her into focus as a possible successor of the government’s leadership in North Korea.
Kim Yo Jong Age
She was born on September 26, 1988, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Kim Yo Jong Parents
She is the daughter of Kim Jong-il and her mother Ko Yong-hui.
Kim Yo Jong Husband
She is married to her husband known as Choe Song who is the second son of government official Choe Ryong-hae. They got married in January 2015.
Kim Yo Jong Siblings
Her siblings are Kim Jong-un whom she is very close with, Kim Jong-chul, Kim Jong-nam, and Kim Sol-song.
Kim Yo Jong Children
Together with her husband, they were expecting a child in May 2015. This was according to the National Intelligence Service.