In an extremely rare display of effusive praise, North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday lauding South Korea’s treatment of a Pyongyang delegation to the Winter Olympics as “very impressive” and expressing gratitude that Seoul “specially prioritized the visit of the members of the DPRK.”
Kim Yo-jong debuted on the international stage as a special envoy to her brother this weekend in South Korea, meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and inviting Moon to visit Pyongyang.
Kim Yo-jong appears to have been pleased by her treatment in the rival nation, as the news outlet she controls reported praise for Seoul from the nation’s Supreme Leader.
Dictator Kim reportedly met his sister, ornamental head of government Kim Yong Nam, and other members of the high-level delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on Monday.
Kim Yo-jong controls all North Korean state outlets.