North Korean leaders get warm reception at the Winter Olympics

"North Korea must recognize that the strong ties between Japan, the United States and South Korea will never waver", he told reporters after the meeting with Moon.

Her presence in the Olympics Stadium in Pyeongchang is the first time that a member of her family have visited South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War.

"I leave here very confident that we are going to continue to do the things we've known have to be done to continue to pressure North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions".

North Korea's cheering squad will begin its main activities at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics at a match of the unified South and North Korean women's ice hockey team Saturday.

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Such a high-level meeting would have been unthinkable even a few months ago, but 2018 has seen an accelerated rapprochement between the two adversaries in the run up to the PyeongChang Games, the CNN report said.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha vowed continued efforts to ensure that dialogue between the two Koreas will lead to talks between the United States and North Korea.

During the 2000s, the two countries' athletes marched together at the opening and closing ceremonies of several worldwide sporting events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Pence said Friday the USA would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program.

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Meanwhile, the DPRK media also lashed out at U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for his "anti-DPRK activities" when he was attending the opening ceremony, which Pyongyang said were aimed at disturbing the Olympics.

The colorful opening ceremony kicked off what will be the biggest Winter Olympic Games in history with more than 2,900 athletes from 92 countries competing.

Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.

"Chairman Kim Jong Un's envoy Kim Yo-jong delivered a letter expressing a willingness to improve relations", a spokesman for the president said during a press conference.

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"The vice president will remind the world that anything the North Koreans do during the Olympics is a charade to disguise the reality of the oppression inside North Korea".

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