Korean unity dominates Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence sits among dignitaries including North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and North Korea's Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong

Vice President Mike Pence sits among dignitaries including North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and North Korea's Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) shakes hands with Kim Yo-jong (R), the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on February 9, 2018.

The United States and Japan have agreed to continue to put maximum pressure on North Korea in cooperation with the South until Pyongyang takes concrete steps toward denuclearization.

Kim Yo Jong told Moon, "I hope we will meet in Pyongyang as soon as possible", it also said.

"Donald Trump" and "Kim Jong Un" were thrown out of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea- no that is definately not true.

South Korean officials have said Moon was invited to Pyongyang to speak with Kim Jong Un during the talks and lunch that Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday.

Ms Kim and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam made up the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War in the 1950s. A total of about 500 North Koreans, including 22 athletes and 140 musicians, arrived in South Korea this week for the Olympics.

"If we don't stop it, we will be starved or tortured to death under the rule of Kim Jong-un", the organizers argued, in front of protesters wielding pickets that read "Moon Jae-in OUT" and "PyeongChang Olympics OUT".

During the bilateral talks over lunch, neither side made mention of the North Korean nuclear issue, which is attracting global attention as a major security concern, according to a presidential office source.

The anti-North Korea protests in South Korea have been ongoing in the lead up to the games.

According to reports, internet access and Wi-Fi shut down on Friday during the game's opening ceremonies.

The troupe, cheered by dozens of fans as their bus pulled up under tight security before the game, have been dispatched south as part of a North Korean charm offensive after months of fiery rhetoric threatening nuclear war and provocative missile tests.

Protesters march in downtown Seoul to criticize North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 10, 2018.

While he was in South Korea, Pence opted to ignore the North Koreans but didn't avoid meeting with them, the official said.

USA's J.R. Celski competes in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating heat event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018.

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