Kim Yo-jong meets South Korean president in Seoul as thaw continues

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon yesterday hosted the North Koreans for lunch before Moon's chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert.

Kim Jong Un's sister "courteously" handed President Moon Jae-in a personal letter from the North Korean leader as the pair met for historic talks at the South Korea Winter Olympics.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in made a rare appearance in the North's official media Saturday, with four pictures of him in the Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers Party.

Thursday night, the two Koreas closed out the opening parade of nations by marching under one flag.

Though South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympic Games for the first time, the nation has some experience in the world of global athletics, having hosted the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.

The north's state-run agency said the talks were "warm" but added they were "frank and candid". North Korea will be represented at the competition by 22 athletes. Mike Ellen, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, noted that it was "inconsistent with Iskander" and that it was likely just a ripoff of South Korea's Hyunmoo-2 missile system. Pence said to reporters that President Moon had given Washington a strong reassurance of their support for the harsh measures to pile pressure on Kim Jong Un and his administration so that he can abandon his weapons program and finally achieve a fully denuclearized Korean peninsula.

Pence reportedly avoided contact with the North Korean delegation.

Turns out the North Korean leader is actually an Australian named Howard.

Moon's office says the North Korean delegates were served traditional food from the Gangwon province, a mountainous coastal area that's home to the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.

Moon said improved relations between the Koreas may be a step toward resolving the nuclear standoff. A swath of North Korea cheerleaders, a group of 230 women sent from North Korea dubbed its "army of beauties," was sitting in the stands and garnering a lot of attention.

'It is absolutely necessary for the North and the United States to engage in talks at an early date, ' his spokesman said.

Kim Yong Nam on Friday took a picture with Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook before entering the reception room.

Sunday's 100-minute concert - the orchestra's second and final show - included about 40 songs, among them South Korean pop hits as well as North Korean and other world music.

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