'Too quickly' to inform if Korean Olympic thaw will final:…
12 February, 2018, 17:57 | Author: Wade Massey
At the opening ceremony Friday night, Pence was seated in front of Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un's sister and part of the North Korean delegation.
"I never thought I would visit (the South) so suddenly and believed much would be odd and different but I saw many things that were similar or the same", said Kim Yo Jong in a toast during Sunday's dinner, adding she hoped to meet the "friendly faces" before her later in Pyongyang.
Improvements in South-North relations and talks must contribute to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Moon said.
The delegation will return to Pyongyang later today. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned Mr. Moon not to be taken in by North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, while U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has sought to keep a spotlight on North Korea's worst attributes, vowing to impose the "toughest and most aggressive" sanctions until the country "abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all".
The IOC and the two Koreas signed a tripartite agreement on January 20 in Lausanne that set out the details of North Korea's Olympic participation, including the number of athletes, the sports they would take part in as well as their joint march. "I think they take a message from the fact that she is young, sophisticated and super elite as an indication that the North Koreans want to calm things down a little bit". He criticized the Trump administration for straining too hard to signal disgust of Kim Jong Un's government.
"Always stay healthy and please come and visit Pyongyang with President Moon", Kim Yo Jong told South Korea's First Lady Kim Jung-sook after the show ended.
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly who is leading the DPRK delegation, joined the dinner together with Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland.
The North's high-level delegation returned to Pyongyang from Incheon International Airport via private jet, just as they had arrived on Friday.
Moon said in response "let's create the environment for that to be able to happen", Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-Kyeom told a news briefing.
In it, Kim Jong Un highlighted several huge intercontinental ballistic missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times previous year and could reach deep into the United States mainland when perfected.
Kim Yong Nam, the North's ceremonial president, said "even unexpected difficulties and ordeals could be surely overcome and the future of reunification brought earlier when having a firm will and taking courage and determination to usher in a new heyday of inter-Korean relations".
The North is a notoriously tough negotiator, adamant that it needs its "treasured sword" of nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion by the United States, and will never give them up.
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Also, North Korea sent its own cheerleader squad and an art troupe who are scheduled to perform in the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Moon did not immediately accept the invitation but said he hopes the "right conditions" will be created so it can go ahead.
On Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat next to Kim's powerful sister at a concert in Seoul by musicians from Pyongyang. The reception was held at a hotel in Yongpyeong, just east of the host city of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games .
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