Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

11 February, 2018, 05:31 | Author: Lynette Payne

They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other US officials have warned against.

Despite the appearance, Chang felt a much a different emotion when seeing South Korean athletes march with North Korea during the Parade of Nations.

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics: The day in picturesParticipants perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The last thing spectators at the 2018 Winter Olympics were expecting to see was US President Donald Trump hanging out with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. DN! speaks to Christine Ahn, the founder and worldwide coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

He added that United States and allied military exercises will be delayed until after the end of the Winter Olympics on February 25. Kim Yo Jong arrived here Friday as part of a delegation to the Olympics. Seating plans shown on South Korean television just minutes earlier had Pence sitting to Moon's left, directly opposite Kim.

Eleven years ago, the south's Roh Moo-hyun and the north's Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un's father, signed an eight-point peace agreement.

The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games. They said Pence could have opted to sit with the United States delegation and avoided the box that included the North Koreans.

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"[The North Korea cheerleaders] were fresh but a bit weird to me", South Korean university student Kang Gwang Mo told Reuters.

This item corrects that Kim Yo Jong is the leader's sister. They stood from their seats and, smiling, shook each other by the hand.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister expressed a wish for closer inter-Korean relations in her writing in the visitor's book at South Korea's presidential office prior to her meeting with President Moon Jae In there on Saturday (Feb 10), Yonhap news agency reported.

The delegation also includes Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland.

It is not clear whether the talks will lead to a significant reduction in tensions.

"Working in unity on the way to unification", Kim Yong-nam wrote.

Her exact role in the regime is unclear, but her job is similar to a chief of staff and she regularly reviews the statements and speeches issued by her brother.



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