Winter Olympics

Kim Jong-un's sister lands in South Korea

Kim Yo-jong is the first of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South.

The plane carrying a high-level North Korean government delegation including leader Kim Jong-un's sister arrived in South Korea Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The entourage, which included the North's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam and senior officials landed at Incheon International Airport in a private jet.

Kim Jong-un's sister lands in South Korea
Kim Jong-un's sister lands in South Korea

Kim Yo-jong is the first member of North Korea's ruling family to set foot in the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.

While Kim Yong-nam is the most senior North Korean official to make a cross-border trip. 

The entourage landed at Incheon International Airport in a private jet.
The entourage landed at Incheon International Airport in a private jet.
AP

During their three-day visit, the North Korean officials will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is trying to use the Olympics as an opportunity to pull North Korea into meaningful talks over its nuclear programme.

The delegates briefly met a group of South Korean officials on Friday, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who greeted them at the airport, according to the ministry.

They were later scheduled to board a high-speed train to Pyeongchang.

With Reuters

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