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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister marries top official’s son

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Jan 2nd, 2015
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Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,

Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,

Pyongyang ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

Kim Yo-jong, who is 27 or 28, was said by state media late last year to have assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party. She is the only other member of the ruling Kim family known to have an official job within the government.

“As far as I know, Kim Yo-jong, deputy director of the Workers’ Party, got married to a son of the party secretary Choe Ryong Hae,” the South Korean news agency quoted a China-based source as saying.

A second source identified Kim Yo-jong’s husband as Choe’s second son, Choe Song, Yonhap reported.

The senior Choe is a high-ranking member of the ruling Workers’ Party widely seen as a close confidant of Kim, the isolated country’s third-generation leader, believed to be in his early 30s.

Kim Yo-jong was seen wearing what appears to be a wedding ring in a photo released by the reclusive North’s official KCNA news agency on Friday.

An official at South Korea’s Unification Ministry said it could not confirm the report.

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