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S.Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking N.Korean delegation

More than 200 young North Korean women have arrived in South Korea to root for athletes from both sides of the peninsula at the Winter Olympics S.Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking N.Korean delegation
Patty Aguilar | 12 February, 2018, 05:21

Howard had previously gained attention when he chose to cosplay as Kim Jong Un at a marathon event in Hong Kong back in 2013.

North and South Korea have shared a heavily fortified border since the Korean War ended in a ceasefire, not a peace treaty.

It said the two sides held "a comprehensive discussion. on the inter-Korean relations and various issues on the Korean peninsula in an amicable atmosphere", but did not say whether the North's weapons programme was mentioned.

Pence spent the days leading up to the games warning that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games" with its "propaganda". Otto Warmbier was arrested in North Korea and died previous year after returning to the U.S.

South Korea and the United States had agreed to postpone their annual spring military exercises until after the Olympics, partly to encourage North Korea to participate - and to not act as a spoiler.

In an article titled "Shameful behavior using sacred Olympics for confrontational schemes", the ruling party's Rodong Sinmun daily accused Pence of "snobbishly" asking South Korea to arrange the Olympic events so that he wouldn't run into North Korean delegates. "It is absolutely necessary for the North and the United States to engage in talks at an early date", he cited Moon as saying.

The Seoul government also persuaded the United Nations to endorse a temporarily suspension of a travel ban on a blacklisted senior North Korean official.

A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007, and would mark only the third inter-Korean summit to take place.

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The pair will have lunch with Moon at the Blue House on Saturday, Moon's office said.

Reporters who were there said both actors were eventually kicked out of the Olympic opening ceremony in PyeongChang. Moon, a dove who wants to resolve the nuclear standoff diplomatically and peacefully, quickly responded to Kim's outreach by offering talks.

The pair of national leaders have been known to trade threats of nuclear war over the past year. At Friday's opening ceremony, for example, Moon shook hands with Jong, as Pence, sitting merely feet away, looked stone faced, never acknowledging the North Korean delegation.

Kim Yo-jong delivered the Kim Jong-un's invitation for Moon to visit Pyongyang.

Leaders from all over the world made their way to PyeongChang for the Olympics opening ceremony.

The American Vice-president added that in the closed-door meeting that he had with the South Korean president, Seoul acknowledges the importance of economic embargo to the North in bringing the regime into inter-Korean talks. Wearing a black coat and with her hair pulled back, she presents a marked contrast to the ceremonial head of North Korea's government - the often expressionless Kim Yong Nam, 90.

At a Friday VIP reception for delegation leaders, Pence arrived late and stayed for just five minutes - and did not interact with the delegation from the North.

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