Olympic opening ceremony hails united Korea sports teams

Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang

Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang

It would be the first summit in more than a decade between Korean leaders.

"The distance Between Pyongyang and Seoul has become closer in our hearts", Kim Yo-jong wrote.

Kim, a high-ranking official in Pyongyang's dictatorial regime, had been selected by her brother as the North's delegate to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday.

The North's official arrived here on Friday as part of a 22-member delegation, led by ceremonial state head Kim Yong-nam.

South Korea yesterday investigated a mysterious internet shutdown during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which follows warnings of possible cyber attacks during the Pyeongchang Games.

The vice president also met with North Korean defectors while in Pyeongtaek. South Korea, meanwhile, said it "will strive to resolve" the issue of a statue symbolizing comfort women in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

The real Trump did not attend the Olympic Games, but Vice President Pence is in South Korea as part of the US delegation. The pair signed a peace declaration calling to end the armistice with a permanent treaty, but progress stalled and the two sides remain in a stalemate.

Major protests have erupted in South Korea as activists burn the North's flag.

However, analyst Robert E Kelly of Pusan National University tweeted that the inter-Korean relations would "return to form".

Le Drian said in response that France welcomes the resumed inter-Korean talks and hopes the momentum of dialogue will continue after the Olympics. They never had a second meeting.

The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday hailed the visit by the country's high-ranking delegation to the ongoing PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Ms Kim, who is said to be very close to her brother, was promoted to the powerful politburo a year ago.

This came after he promised the United States will announce the "toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever".

These officials said that while Pence did not greet Kim Yong Nam, he didn't deliberately skip over him.

They sat alongside Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee.

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