PLAYING GAMES

Kim Jong Un Showers Praise on ‘Impressive, Sincere’ South Korea

Kim Jong Un has welcomed his sister home from the Winter Olympics, praising South Korea for its “impressive” and “sincere” hosting of the Games. The North Korean leader’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, led a delegation of officials whose attendance in Pyeongchang has been seen by many as a warming of relations after decades of hostility against each other since the Korean War in the 1950s. North Korean state media quoted Kim Jong Un remarking on his “satisfaction” with the visit and “expressing thanks” to the South Korean hosts. He went on: “It is important to continue making good results by further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue created by the strong desire and common will of the North and the South with the Winter Olympics as a momentum.”