South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Tuesday that Kim Yo-jong, the head of North Korea’s Propaganda and Agitation Department and sister to dictator Kim Jong-un, arrived in Russia on Monday in anticipation of her brother’s scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
North Korean state media confirmed that Kim and Putin would “soon” meet in Russia at Putin’s behest on Tuesday.
The Russian news agency TASS added that Kim would spend Wednesday night in North Korea near the Russian border, a necessary stop given the length of the train ride from Pyongyang, estimated to take between 15 and 24 hours depending on the condition of Kim’s train.
The only other North Korean reported to play a role in the talks aside from the Kim siblings is Kim Chang Son, Kim Jong-un’s top aide, who reportedly spent much of the weekend scouting interesting locations for Kim to visit.
Our president will hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok who will pay a visit to our country.