Kim has captivated media attention and fascinated the public since her arrival on Friday.
"I was encouraged by the affirmation of our alliance and our common goal, from both (Japanese) Prime Minister Abe and President Moon", Pence said. Hoping to discern what she's thinking, analysts pored over video of her eyes, and remarked on the tilt of her chin. -South Korea relationship. Behind the scenes, Pence was working hard to preserve at least the basic framework of unity in the alliance.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded of Kim Yong Nam that North Korea resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea and abandon its nuclear and missile development programs. The U.S. and the North should quickly resume dialogue, he said.
Internal systems crashed just before Friday's ceremony but didn't disrupt the high-tech gala, which was attended by VIPs including the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and US Vice-President Mike Pence.
The team is Canada's largest for a Winter Olympics, but some of the athletes skipped the festivities while others indicated beforehand they would leave soon after their march around the pentagon-shaped venue with the official start of competition looming Saturday. Under Kim Jong-un North Korea passed several significant economic reforms in sectors like agriculture, making the country de facto semi-capitalist and more prosperous compared to the low point of the starvation in the mid 1990s. But rather than presenting herself as a stiff party operative, she has looked engaged and interested during multiple outings in Seoul, Pyeongchang and Gangneung.
Mr Moon and Mr Kim's sister will have another opportunity to talk when they attend the final performance of a visiting North Korean orchestra on Sunday evening in Seoul. Before now, she had been seen mainly in photos, but often in the background, as her brother took center stage.
Global alarm at the rapid advance of nuclear-armed North Korea's weapons technology rose further past year when the regime tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile theoretically capable of hitting the mainland United States, in a challenge to Washington that has threatened to "utterly destroy" the regime in the event of an attack. In it, Kim Jong Un highlighted several huge intercontinental ballistic missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times past year and could reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected.
One telling incident came early.
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Stormi, Jenner's newborn daughter with boyfriend Travis Scott , was not with her when the photos were taken. She had previously been wearing loose fitting and carried strategically placed handbags to hide her belly.
North Korea's delegation to the games will conclude its visit later on Sunday, having appeared to thaw the rift with the South, but there is scepticism about how honest Pyongyang is about improving relations.
Kim Yo Jong shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, cheered enthusiastically for a unified Korean team, and displayed a sense of humor in weekend meetings.
Kim Jong Un's sister courteously handed President Moon Jae-in a personal letter from the North Korean leader as the pair met for historic talks at the South Korea Winter Olympics.
The dignitaries walked to the Korean bench, taking turns talking to players still standing on the ice. Later Saturday night, they all joined the chief of the International Olympic Committee to watch the debut of the inter-Korean team in the women's ice hockey tournament.
Moon helped Roh on the "Sunshine Policy" begun by the country's first liberal president, Kim Dae-jung, the Nobel Peace laureate and former political prisoner, in the late 1990s.
Some North Korean experts believe tough United Nations sanctions that are cutting off most of the isolated regime's sources of revenue might pressure Pyongyang to further engage with Seoul. It's too early to tell (although skeptics are already shaking their heads at all of the above).
Regardless, both Pence and the North Korean officials can return home and claim they did what they came to Pyeongchang to do.