| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

North Korean leader Kim’s daughter appears at sports even

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a sporting event with his daughter on Friday that was attended by government representatives. This was the first time the girl had been spotted at a non-military event, according to state media.

The girl has been spotted with her father Kim at military engagements, including earlier this month. State media frequently refers to her as Kim’s “loving child” or “respected child.”

Little is known about the girl and she has not been named in state media. South Korean intelligence officials believe she is the daughter identified as Ju Ae by former American basketball player Dennis Rodman, who spent time with Kim’s family in 2013.

Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of the North Korean leader, was also seen at the event, seated in the back row in a photo released by KCNA.

“Attendees made a firm resolution … to make this year a year of great change for the republic’s development path,” North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Saturday of the event.

The event took place in celebration of a major holiday called the Day of the Shining Star in North Korea.

  • Reuters