Kim keeps his sister close by as she watches on from the sidelines at the historic nuclear summit

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un kept his trusted sister close by Thursday as he met with President Donald Trump for their historic nuclear summit in Vietnam.

Kim Yo Jong was seen standing close by, watching on from the sidelines as the two world leaders greeted each other in Hanoi.

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Kim and Trump resumed their summit on Thursday morning local time – as the U.S. president predicted a 'fantastic success' but the North Korean dictator said it was 'too early' to say they would reach a deal.

Experts say Kim Yo Jong functions as her brother's chief of staff, managing his engagements, offering trusted advice and acting as a gatekeeper.


A day earlier she was pictured running after her brother when they arrived in Dong Dang and has already been seen holding a large crystal ashtray as he smoked.

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In Apirl she was the only woman at the negotiating table as her brother met with South Korea.

She was also on hand at the more informal moments of the summit, collecting his white gloves after a ceremonial tree-planting.

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Ms Kim was the first member of the ruling party to venture south of the border since the 1953 Korean War armistice as the face of its Winter Olympics delegation.

Trump has once again asserted that he was in 'no rush'...
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