North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un invited the South Korean president to the Hermit Kingdom through his sister on Saturday as part of a mounting charm offensive during the Pyeongchang Olympic Games.
"We would like to see you at an early date in Pyongyang", Kim Yo Jong told Moon during the lunch, and also delivered her brother's personal letter that expressed his "desire to improve inter-Korean relations", the Blue House said.
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.
Her arrival on Kim Jong Un's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television.
Pence came to the table and shook hands with all of the VIPs on the head table except Kim Yong Nam, and left the reception five minutes later.
Choi Jiyeon (C) of the unified team of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea drives the puck during their preliminary match of women's ice hockey against Switerland at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea, on February 10, 2018.
The result mattered less than the political symbolism, however, as around 200 of North Korea's famed "army of beauties" charmed a crowd of 3,600 besotted locals with nostalgic oldies - and even broke out a Mexican wave. Shin said they have become close to each other and talk a lot.More news: US Misses Opportunity for Korean Peace at Olympics
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The two North Koreans are on a landmark visit to the South amid a flurry of abrupt reconciliation steps, and both attended the opening ceremony before having a luncheon with Moon at Moon's presidential palace earlier Saturday.
The unified Korea team will make their Olympic debut on Saturday when they face off against Switzerland.
The group is scheduled to cross the inter-Korean border into the North by vehicle one day after performing at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul on Sunday. The riverside facility is named after late U.S. Army commander Walton Walker, who's considered a war hero in the South for his battles against the North during the Korean War.
He added: "We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, if they talked they'd probably get along".
The vice president's visit to the Olympics in Pyeongchang comes during a time of tension between the USA and North Korea. -South Korea relationship. Behind the scenes, Pence was working hard to preserve at least the basic framework of unity in the alliance. "He cheered for the USA", a U.S. official said, via CNN.
"I think the North Koreans are making a last-ditch effort to get across the finish line with their nuclear program while the world's attention is focused on the Olympics", Bolton said.
"It was a great moment", said International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams during the first daily briefing of the Games. One man held up a sign that read, "The peace of all mankind".
Pence spent the days leading up to the Pyeongchang Olympics warning that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery" of the event with its "propaganda".