Seven others had been promoted alongside her as a part of a shake-up of the SAC, although Kim Yo Jong was the one girl. 9 members had been retired or demoted, together with 82-year-old Pak Pong Ju, Kim Jong Un’s financial policymaker for the previous decade.
Why is Kim Yo Jong’s promotion important?
In 2020, South Korea’s spy company instructed lawmakers she had been put in command of relations with the South and the US.
Final week, Kim Yo Jong demanded the South make “the proper selection” if it genuinely needs reconciliation and growth in inter-Korean relations, together with one other summit. She additionally warned the US and South Korea to cease their “hostile” coverage towards North Korea, earlier than discussions can resume on a proposal by the South Korean President to declare an finish to the battle between the North and South.
However Kim Yo Jong’s rise to the highest has not been easy.
Earlier this 12 months, she was eliminated as an alternate member from North Korea’s highly effective politburo and demoted from “first vice division director” to “vice division director.”
CNN’s Joshua Berlinger contributed reporting.