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US Vice President skips Olympics dinner with North Korean delegation

10 February 2018

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and his delegation held a brief meeting with Moon when attending the ceremony, the report said.

The invitation to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" was delivered by Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, the Yonhap news agency reported citing presidential administration.

Since the Korean War ended in a truce in 1953, the two sides have grown culturally and linguistically apart, deepening the political gulf that had initially separated the poor, one-party state in the north from the rich, democratic south.

"You went through a lot of trouble braving the cold until late", he told them. Kim Jo Jong was carrying a blue folder adorned with a seal, which analysts thought might contain a personal message from Kim Jong Un himself. South Korean participants included senior officials Jeong Eui-yong, Jo Myong-gyoon and Im Jong-suk - the chief presidential secretary.

Members of a delegation from North Korea, part of an Olympics partnership between the two Korean rivals, watched from high in the stadium a performance called "The Land of Peace" and as past South Korean athletes paraded a large southern flag.

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It's still unclear whether Saturday's event could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas.

Moon has already put a summit offer on the table.

From the detonation of its hydrogen bomb to test firing an ICBM, North Korea's Kim Jong-un has dictated the course and pace of the crisis.

Moon's desire to engage North Korea was in contrast to his US ally.

US Vice President Mike Pence, who was seated in the same box, did not interact with the North Koreans at any point, US officials said. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991. Pence's trip began in Japan, stopped in Seoul, and culminated with his visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The North also past year conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.

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On Thursday, sitting beside one another in the Blue House, claims of unity by Pence and Moon were belied by contradictory statements on engagement with South Korea's unruly neighbor.

The spokesman says Moon replied that the North and South should continue to work to build conditions so that a summit can take place.

Shivering athletes and spectators are bracing for one of the coldest Winter Olympics on record, with real-feel temperatures plumbing minus 10C at the opening ceremony.Japan's speed skaters are among the athletes who decided it was too cold to courageous the open-air ceremony, while organisers handed out heat packs, blankets and hats to keep spectators warm. It was built in the 1960s as a luxury facility for USA troops stationed in the South. At the same time, the vice-president has deliberately left the door open to a possible encounter with North Korean officials expected to be in attendance.

The vice-president's deliberate snub to the North Koreans - and, by extension, the host country - highlighted the deep divisions between Washington and Seoul on how to deal with Pyongyang.

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US Vice President skips Olympics dinner with North Korean delegation