May 27, 2024
Analysis

Kim Yo Jong reappears after 47-day absence

Absence of Kim’s sister supports rumor of her pregnancy

Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong made her first public appearance in 47 days, the North’s state media revealed Friday. Kim Yo Jong accompanied Kim Jong Un on an inspection of a tree nursery reported by the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency.

Data from the NK Leadership Tracker shows that Kim’s last public appearance was on April 12 when she accompanied her brother to an inspection of the ongoing construction of the new Terminal 2 at Pyongyang-Sunan International Airport.

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