April 24, 2024

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

But DPRK leader’s sister caveated statement as being her ‘personal views,’ adding conditions Tokyo must first meet 

Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korea’s leader, issued a response to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday night, floating the possibility of engagement between Pyongyang and Tokyo.

While it is rare for a high-profile North Korean figure to make a positive remark about resetting diplomatic ties with Japan, Kim’s statement was caveated as her “personal” views, which experts told NK News was likely a “trial balloon” and lacked sincerity.

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