This photo, taken on February 10, 2018, shows Kim Yo-jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister (L) and Kim Yong-nam, the North's ceremonial head of state (R), joining a dinner hosted by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon in Gangneung, the sub-host city of the Olympics.
Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said Saturday Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer in a lunch meeting with Moon at Seoul's presidential palace.
A visit by Moon to the North would be only the third inter-Korean summit to take place.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, in the latest sign of rapidly warming relations between the estranged neighbors, triggered by the Olympic Games.
Pence has said he doesn't want North Korea to be able to "hijack" the Olympics with its propaganda and has sought to highlight its human rights abuses as the regime embarks on this Games-related charm offensive.
"It was so sudden that the Korean government put the North Korean players on the South Korean team", said Ahn Jae-myeong, 23, a hockey fan and student at Kwangwoon University in Seoul who came to see the game. She also repeated the invitation directly to Moon to visit at a time convenient to him, he said.
The United States fought with South Korea and maintains tens of thousands of troops and an "ironclad" agreement to protect its ally.
The smiles and handshakes at the meeting were friendlier than some of the North's past history with the complex - in 1968 it sent commandos to attack it to try to assassinate the South's then leader. They did not find out that the North Koreans were joining them until mid-January, when the rest of the world also heard the news.
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They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other USA officials have warned against.
The younger Kim's trip to the South marks the first time that a member of the North's ruling dynasty has visited since the Korean War, which ended in an armistice in 1953.
"The female ice hockey players from the two Koreas are now holding a small "snowball" in their hands", he said.
Most of the members of the South Korean team, ranked 22nd in the world before the Olympics, have played together since 2013.
"Unlike the United States, we do not engage in dirty and messy acts to abuse sports events like the Olympics for political purposes", the newspaper said in an article attributed to an unnamed writer. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned Mr. Moon not to be taken in by North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, while U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has sought to keep a spotlight on North Korea's worst attributes, vowing to impose the "toughest and most aggressive" sanctions until the country "abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all".
While internet and wifi were affected across the Olympic site - spread over two main venues in mountainous eastern South Korea - organisers said there was no impact on competition, which got into full swing on Saturday.
In the opening show of the ceremony, five children from Gangwon, the host province of the Games, represented the five Olympic Rings and the five elements - fire, water, wood, metal, and earth - that are believed to make up the universe. He also said the ceremonies were not the appropriate venue for serious talks.
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A DPRK taekwondo demonstration team has also come to demonstrate the traditional Korean martial art during the Winter Olympics . Athletes from North Korea and South Korea marched alongside each other at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.
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The two Koreas technically remain at war as the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. There's worry, too, that the proposed summit Pyongyang may come with preconditions - a North Korean specialty.
They discussed a wide range of issues concerning inter-Korean relations in an amicable mood, according to the Blue House. According to Pence's office, there was "no interaction" between the US vice president and the North Korean officials.
Many attendees gathered along Broad Street and around the Art Museum hours before the buses arrived near Eakins Oval around 1 p.m. Someone will eventually ask Foles or Brady about what, if anything, has been said between them since the game.
On Saturday, Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates will have lunch with Moon at the presidential Blue House. A few years later, a North Korean agent allegedly was responsible for blowing up a South Korean plane.
Otto had been in North Korea on an organized tour when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel. According to South Korea's presidential Blue House, Moon responded: "Let us make preparations to realize the meeting".
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