Kim Jong-Un, Donald Trump Lookalikes Stun Audience At The Olympics

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday highlighted the attendance of Kim Yo Jong, sister of DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un, at the PyeongChang Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

"We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, if they talked they'd probably get along".

Upon their arrival at the Blue House, the delegation was received by Im, the chief of staff, outside the main building, and President Moon later greeted them in the lobby.

The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States.

Pence, who's leading the US delegation to the Olympics, made stops this week in Alaska, Japan and Seoul before arriving at the Olympic stadium in PyeongChang.

The vice president tried to highlight the unsafe and repressive nature of the leadership in Pyongyang by visiting a memorial to a South Korean ship that was apparently attacked by North Korea in 2010, although Pyongyang denies this allegation.

The two sides agreed that they must maintain a reconciliatory mood on the peninsula after the Winter Olympics and invigorate talks and cooperative exchanges between the two Koreas. Moon has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.

The United Nations allowed the North Korean delegation to travel to South Korea for the Olympics, granting an exemption on sanctions against the repressive regime.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach then handed the podium to Moon, who declared the Olympics officially open.

Critics believe North Korea is trying to use the global stage to gain sympathy and ease punishing economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure over its nuclear weapons program. And he invited the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died a year ago after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months, to join the Olympic delegation.

Before leaving South Korea on Saturday evening, Pence watched short track speed skating games, with Fred Warmbier seated behind him.

Although some White House aides were leery that the arrangement could produce less-than-ideal optics for Pence, there was no concerted effort to lobby their Korean counterparts for a change, in part out of fear of upsetting the Olympic hosts, said one administration official.

She is the first member of the Kim dynasty to visit South Korea, though her grandfather, Kim Il Sung, travelled to areas occupied by his troops south of what is now the Demilitarized Zone during the 1950-53 Korean War. For instance, if Mr Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine that honours Japan's war dead, including the war criminals, China and South Korea become up in arms against the move.

The significance of Pence and the North Koreans sitting in the same box seemed to run counter to the mission he was supposed to undertake.

The North Korean delegation, meanwhile, appears to be mingling with their South Korean counterparts easily, as the barrier of language did not get in the way of their communication.

Pence traveled to South Korea to lead the US delegation to today's opening ceremonies but has used his trip to participate in symbolic events meant to shine a spotlight on North Korea's nuclear program and human-rights abuses.

Kim Yo Jong, who is thought to be about 30 years old, entered the meeting with the president carrying a blue folder with the North Korean crest embossed in gold on the front, which she carefully laid on the table in front of her.

The delegations shared a lunch of dried pollack dumpling soup, a regional specialty of the only divided province on the Korean peninsula, and soju, a spirit popular on both sides of the heavily militarized border.

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