fredag 1. oktober 2021

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader, promoted to nation's top ruling body

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been promoted to the nation's top decision-making body, state media said on Thursday. The announcement -- published in North Korea's state-run news outlet KCNA -- said Kim Yo Jong is now a member of the State Affairs Commission (SAC), the country's ruling body headed by her brother.

Kim Yo Jong was already one of the country's most important political figures and a key adviser to her brother, but a seat on the SAC is the highest official position she has held. Seven others were promoted alongside her as part of a shake-up of the SAC, though Kim Yo Jong was the only woman. Nine members were retired or demoted, including 82-year-old Pak Pong Ju, Kim Jong Un's economic policymaker for the past decade.