North Korea says Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ: South Korea ministry

North Korea says Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ: South Korea ministry

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho C
Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam on Mar 2, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva)

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister will visit the demilitarised zone separating the North from the South on Wednesday (Jun 12) to pay her condolences to former South Korean First Lady Lee Hee-ho, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

North Korea said that the sister, Kim Yo Jong, will visit the border village of Panmunjom in the evening, according to the ministry. She is expected to meet South Korean officials.

Lee Hee-ho, who died on Monday, was the widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who became the first South Korean leader to meet North Korea's then-leader Kim Jong Il in 2000.

Source: Reuters/ga

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