North Korean state hierarchy was improved after Kim Jong Un has reinstated his sister to a key decision-making body. That move is marking Kim Yo Jong’ rise in the isolated Asian nation.
Ms Kim Yo Jong, 31, always was her brother’s closest advisers, so, the news on her new appointments wasn’t a surprise. In fact, she has reappointed an alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee in a reshuffle of top officials on Saturday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.
As the Korean experts suppose now, the restoration is part of Kim Yo Jong’s recent rise within the national administration’s hierarchy despite the rumours that she is believed to have been removed from the position last year. The reason was reportedly a collapse of the Hanoi summit between her Mr Kim and Mr Trump.
Kim Jong Un’s sister used to act his envoy
The world has met with Ms Kim Yo Jong in 2018 when she was acted as her brother’s envoy to the South at the time of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. That sports event ushered in a rapid diplomatic rapprochement on the divided peninsula.
The 31-year-old Kim’s sister has frequently been pictured alongside him at summits with the US President Trump or the South’s President Moon Jae-in. She was part of her NK’s team during the 2018 North Korea–United States Singapore Summit and the 2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit.
In fact, her career definitely was booster over a recent couple of months. The recent appointment just followed another Kim’s decision to make sister the first vice-department director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party — her main role in the totalitarian state.
Generally, the point is she began issuing statements of direct political significance under her own name only last month. Such behaviour made analysts conclude Ms Kim Yo Jong highlights her central role in the North’s political ranking.