Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

Ahead of the Games, which formally opened on Friday, South Korea's government distributed guidelines to organisers, listing do's and don't's when they meet North Koreans, an official at the Pyeongchang organising committee told Reuters. The first liberal president in a decade, Moon during his inauguration speech past year that he would be willing to visit Pyongyang and meet with Kim Jong Un if that helps solve the nuclear problem.

Washington insists that Pyongyang - which is under multiple sets of UN Security Council sanctions - must take concrete steps towards denuclearisation before any negotiations can happen. "We will continue to urge North Korea to take specific action toward resolving the issues of abductions and nuclear and missile development under close cooperation among Japan, South Korea and the United States".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in hosted talks with the delegation on Saturday in the hope that improving relations between the two countries could help resolve differences over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. Moon had said "let's create conditions to make it happen", the official said, an indication that Moon was likely to accept the invitation.

A separate one-page cheat sheet provided by Inje Speedium to its staff points out that North Koreans don't use English words like shampoo and conditioner, which are used in the South.

Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test a year ago and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States.

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A top North Korean official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with US officials in the North's state-run media on Thursday, but Pence suggested to reporters that it was still a possibility.

Kim Yo Jong, believed to be 30, arrived at the Games following a massive military parade and a speech by her brother touting their nation's "global military power".

A Donald Trump and a Kim Jong Un impersonator caused a ruckus during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. They said Pence could have opted to sit with the U.S. delegation and avoided the box that included the North Koreans.

The divided Koreas have held two inter-Korean summits, both in Pyongyang, with the second summit held between the late South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and the late Kim Jong-il in 2007.

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Pence had said all week that if he met with the North Koreans, he would deliver a tough message.

"We tried to sneak into the media section so we could wave to the athletes", he told AFP on Saturday.

The smiles and handshakes at the meeting were friendlier than some of the North's past history with the complex - in 1968 it sent commandos to attack it to try to assassinate the South's then leader.

The newspaper of North Korea's ruling party has given extensive coverage to Pyongyang's delegation to the South.

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