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North Korean leader's sister to watch joint Korean hockey team

AFP  |  Pyeongchang (South Korea) 

North Korean leader Un's sister will watch the unified Korean ice hockey team play their first Olympic match today, the South Korean presidency said.

Kim Yo Jong, a powerful figure in the North, is the first member of the ruling to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean war.

"Kim Yo Jong, of the Central Committee of the WPK (North Korean Workers Party), will watch the match of the unified women's ice hockey team," said South Korean Moon Jae-in's office in a text message.

The sister of North Korean ruler Un attended the Pyeongchang opening ceremony on Friday.

Dressed in a black fur-collared coat, was later seen cheering for the team in the stands as they opened the match against

Along with her were North Korea's of state Kim Yong Nam, South Korean Moon and

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 18:25 IST