President Trump, Kim Jong Un lookalikes at Olympics 'want peace'

Kim Eui-kyeom, South Korean president's spokesman, said at a news conference in Seoul on Saturday that the North Korean delegation delievered the invitation letter at a landmark high-level meeting at the presidential palace in Seoul. Abe is expected to urge Moon to steadily implement the deal, arguing that Japan has been carrying out its promises, Japanese government officials said. The Koreas could potentially talk about a South Korean special envoy meeting Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang or even a summit between Moon and Kim.

Samsung Electronics donated the limited edition phones for athletes and officials at the International Olympic Committee so that they can document every moment and share their memories with the world.

The officials, who spoke on condition because they were not authorized to discuss the US approach publicly, also denied that Pence had been blindsided by the seating arrangement - with the North Koreans in the row behind him, allowing Kim Yo Jong to be easily pictured in profile next to the vice-president.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife arrived after the handshakes.

"Kim Yong Nam, Kim Yo Jong and President Moon Jae In and his wife all stood up to wave to the players of the north and the south", it said.

The Korean peninsula has been divided since a 1953 armistice ended the Korean War, and although relations between the North and South have warmed in recent weeks as the Olympics approached, second-generation despot Kim Jong-un is known to have invested heavily in a growing army of computer hackers.

Kim Jong-un wanted to meet Moon "at an early date", a spokesman for the Blue House said.

He refused to acknowledge Kim Yong-nam during a brief stop at a dinner Friday night and remained seated when athletes from North and South Korea marched in the opening ceremony.

Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures.

The sight of North and South Koreans marching together for the first time in a decade was the culmination of months of work by Seoul.

That was not the case with Moon - either at the games, when he enthusiastically reached up to shake Kim Yo Jong's hand, or at the lunch the next day.

Moon is eager to use Kim's presence at the games to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into nuclear talks.

On top of the athletes, much attention was given to some 200 cheerleaders from North Korea, who ceaselessly showed support throughout the game, showing off their synchronized moves.

Kim, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, is leading North Korea's delegation to the Olympics.



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