SEOUL (Reuters) – According to state media, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter attended a sporting event attended by government officials on Friday, marking the first time the girl has been spotted at a non-military event.
The girl, often referred to by state media as Kim’s “beloved kid” or “respected child,” has been seen accompanying her father at military occasions, including last month.
Nothing is known about the child, and state media have not identified her. South Korean intelligence authorities think she is the Ju Ae daughter mentioned by Dennis Rodman, who spent time with Kim’s family in 2013.
In a photograph issued by KCNA, Kim Yo Jong, the strong sister of the North Korean leader, can be seen sitting in the rear row.
North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Saturday of the event, “Attendees expressed a solid determination… to make this year a year of momentous transformation for the republic’s development path.”
North Korea celebrated a big festival known as the Day of the Shining Star with this event.