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South Korean President Moon Jae-in Mr Pence and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe South Korean President Moon Jae-in Mr Pence and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
Noah Ferguson | 11 February, 2018, 08:25

It did not mention Kim Yo Jong, the young but influential sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, who is also part of Pyongyang's delegation and has been the focus of widespread attention. Pence waited outside while Moon spoke because he was late, according to a spokesman for South Korea's presidential Blue House. But the two leaders appear to differ on the path to get there. Yuna Kim, a South Korean figure skater who won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, ignited the Olympic cauldron for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday night in a bitterly cold opening ceremony that highlighted Korean unity. She also verbally relayed a message from Mr Kim to invite Mr Moon to visit North Korea during the meeting, which was followed by a lunch, where guests were served kimchi from both sides.

The invitation comes as Pyongyang goes on a charm offensive after raising tensions with a series of nuclear and missile tests in the past two years.

Four new events - big air snowboarding, mass-start speedskating, team Alpine skiing, and mixed doubles curling - are on the 2018 Winter Olympic program.

The slim and fair Ms Kim, believed to be 30 years old, has been in the spotlight since arriving in the South. "I plan to wave the flag, cheering on the athletes on the Japanese team so they can all perform their best". The Koreans lost 8-0. "But he stayed there the entire time. and talked to Moon and Abe and their spouses, and the North Koreans sat in the back and didn't talk to anybody, and that image is telling". "And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this insane, weird former Cold War state - but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership".

These officials said that while Pence did not greet Kim Yong Nam, he didn't deliberately skip over him. The top United States envoy to the Games, Vice-President Mike Pence, sat stone-faced as the crowd erupted in cheers for the unified Korean team - showing the rift between Washington and its South Korean ally on how to deal with the North's nuclear and military ambitions.

The first shock of the Olympics came at just past 5 a.m. local time on Sunday, Yahoo reports.

But Pyongyang also held a military parade the same day, displaying its hulking ICBMs in Kim Il Sung Square in a show of strength, and the diplomatic manoeuvres have met a backlash in the South, with many accusing Seoul of making too many concessions to its wayward neighbour. "You gain some, and you lose some".

It was the USA that appeared to be the one left in the cold, especially after the sister of the North Korean dictator extended an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North.

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