October 03, 2023

Kim’s sister a vice department director in Workers’ Party

State media makes most specific reference yet regarding Kim Yo Jong’s official role

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is a vice department director in the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), a Korean Central News Agency report confirmed Thursday.

Accompanying Kim Jong Un on a visit to the Korean April 26 Cartoon Film Studio in Pyongyang, Kim Yo Jong was referred to for the first time by North Korean state-controlled media as being a vice (or deputy) department director within the party. Previously, she was simply referred to as an ambiguous “senior official” of the WPK Central Committee.