But Pence continued, calling the North Korean parade "an ongoing provocation".
Kim's visit is significant as she is the first member of North Korea's ruling family to enter South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
The build-up has been dominated by matters involving North Korea and Russian Federation.
"The fate of our nation must be determined by our own selves - we must not allow the repeat of unfortunate past history where our fate was determined with no regard to our opinions", Moon said in a speech to South Korean lawmakers in November.
Relations on the Korean Peninsula had deteriorated significantly a year ago over Pyongyang's rapidly accelerating ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing programmes.
On Wednesday, the North announced that Kim Yo Jong, the sister of dictator Kim Jong-un, would attend the games, joining the country's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam.
Along with the rest of the North's senior delegation, Kim Yo Jong was to have lunch with Moon at the presidential Blue House.
That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Pence with pleasantries, he would have responded in kind. It has only deepened over the years as the North closes in on the ability to field an arsenal of nukes that can hit USA cities.
The show was given by some 140 members of Pyongyang's Samjiyon Orchestra as part of a cross-border deal in which the isolated nuclear-armed North sent hundreds of athletes, cheerleaders and others to the Pyeongchang Winter Games in the South.
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The Italian forward was booked by referee Nicolas Rainville in the 74th minute having remonstrated with fans about the abuse. Balotelli complained that the home fans were mimicking 'monkey noises'to provoke him and abuse him.
Though Moon has used the Olympics to resurrect meaningful communication with North Korea after a diplomatic stalemate over its nuclear program, he didn't immediately jump on the North Korean offer for a summit.
Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on their nuclear programme, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its USA ally.
After two failed Olympic bids that emphasized the high-sounding notion that the games could help make peace with North Korea, Pyeongchang finally sold its successful try in 2011 on the decidedly capitalistic goal of boosting winter sports tourism in Asia.
US officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North - a point Pence drilled home in private meetings with Moon on Thursday. "The Hwasong-14, which we saw in the parade, too, there's still debate whether or not that could reach the West Coast or whether it could go farther".
Moon is eager to use Kim Yo Jong's presence at the games to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into nuclear talks. North Korea has jumped at the opportunity.
Even if there are more meetings between the rivals after the Games, accomplishing something is another matter.
Pence told reporters that despite disagreements over how to approach North Korea, the state of the alliance between the USA and South Korea is "strong". They stressed the North Koreans in the VIP box had watched Pence, Moon and Abe hold a running discussion in the front row for the more than two-hour ceremonies. Pence carried a similar message.
He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North. Pence also invited as his Olympics guest the father of USA college student Otto Warmbier, who died after he was imprisoned by North Korea for stealing a propaganda poster. Normally dressed in blazing red, they paraded in wearing grey and white jackets and seemed - uncommonly for that delegation - quite sedate.
The airport authorities have urged all passengers to avoid travelling to the facility, through a Twitter post. The airport is cooperating fully with the Metropolitan Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham.
The game then soon went to the double- overtime at 87. "I was glad to see them come back on the beam", coach Tanya Chaplin said. An Oregon State turnover gave the Huskies the ball, and Dominic Green was fouled on a shot attempt with 10.1 seconds left.
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Japanese skaters Midori Ito and Mao Asada are the only other women to successfully complete the triple axel at the Olympics. She finished with a huge technical score of 73.38 and a total score of 137.53, a personal best.
The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 89.1 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. The potential No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft is averaging more than 21 points and 11 rebounds a game.
While speaking on the occasion of foundation stone-laying ceremony, Modi said, "A temple is an agent of peace and harmony". India is today the largest importer of Israeli arms in the world, accounting for 41 per cent of the latter's arms sales.
But North Korea's record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. It's still unclear whether Saturday's event could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas.
Incredibly, the Gunners don't play again in the Premier League until March 1, when they take on league-leaders Manchester City. Merson, though, believes that the signing of Aubameyang could prove to be Wenger's last throw of the dice.
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It could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at a faster pace, which would act as a brake on the economy. At the same time, higher interest rates can make investment alternatives to stocks, such as bonds, more attractive.
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Inconsistent in defense, Mina was a constant threat on set pieces in attack, almost scoring with a header in the second half. We can't be thinking about the absences of Barcelona and detracting from my team '.
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Tom Rooney , R-Florida, when asked about the plan. "I'm all for transparency, but this whole exercise is transparently partisan". The president has until Saturday to decide his course of action on that counter memo. "I'm not part of that decision", Rep.
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Moon was invited to a summit with Kim, even as the United States warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. Moon into a potentially delicate diplomatic dance, as South Korea's allies and neighbours maintain a hardline stance toward Mr.
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A third goal seemed inevitable and came courtesy of a great strike from a wide-open Toni Kroos, who Vazquez picked out. The hat-trick is Ronaldo's 33rd in LaLiga. "Hopefully we can fight for every game in all competitions".