Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit in Pyongyang


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang.

North Korean state media on Monday said its high-level delegation's trip to South Korea was "meaningful" and it improved stalled inter-Korean relations.

Among the evening's noteworthy guests were U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Kim Yo-jong, younger sister to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, who was absent at the games along with President Donald Trump.

The Winter Olympics opened earlier today (local time) with cultural and artistic performances as well as the customary parade of athletes, which was the delegations from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea under one flag, carried together by a sportsperson from each team.

Saturday's meeting also involved the North's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, who led what apparently turned out to be a 21-member delegation to the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics on Friday.

The daughter of the country's late leader Kim Jong Il also acted as an aide to her father in his later years. South Korea's presidential Blue House also had no immediate comment.

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The figures from the two Koreas shared kimchi (Korean pickled cabbage) and soju rice liquor, and spoke for three hours.

In 1991, Seoul and Pyongyang had formed a joint team for an global table-tennis championship, and for a youth soccer tournament in 1991. Yesterday, she joined Mr Kim Yong Nam and Mr Moon to cheer for the joint Korean women's ice hockey team as it played against Switzerland. And, you know, President Moon, has appreciated that.

The North's representative, its highest-level official ever to visit the South, was placed between Olympics chief Thomas Bach and United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres.

Vice President Mike Pence, who is representing then USA government at the games, reportedly met with four defectors and heard their stories of life in the brutal regime. President Moon is very sandwiched between the North Korean leader and the American president.

"We are determined to make sure that even in the midst of the powerful background and idealism of the Olympics, the World is reminded of the truth about North Korea", Pence tweeted on Friday.