Kim's sister in South Korea on landmark Olympic visit


Country representatives, including host country President President Moon Jae-in and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence are seen at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018.

Pence's full interview with Holt is to run on NBC News Friday night before the network airs its recorded coverage of the Opening Ceremonies, which are already underway.

Meanwhile, according to reports, there were anti-Korean unification protests outside the stadium.

Joint military exercises and sanction implementation should continue as scheduled, if North Korea continues to refuse any discussion dealing with the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Pence told reporters that the two leaders "spoke as friends" during his visit to South Korea, and their discussions including the meeting between Moon and the North Korean delegation, led by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong.

With delegations from both the U.S. and North Korea attending the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the two countries have an opportunity to take advantage and get some diplomacy in after months of angry rhetoric on both sides.

But South Korea's presidential Blue House said Mr Pence had a meeting scheduled with USA athletes and had only planned to stay briefly to greet other officials.

The group included Kim Yong Nam, who is the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo Jong - the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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.

As well as the North Korean leader's sibling, Moon met the elderly Kim Yong Nam, the North's ceremonial head of state, during the appointment at the Blue House.

The Olympics are now officially underway in South Korea.

Other members of the North Korean delegation present at Saturday's meeting included Ri Son Gwon - who led the first sit-down talks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) earlier this year, and Choe Hwi.