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Seoul views the inter-Korean talks as a key to the solution of the North Korean nuclear problem, South Korean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

"And we will keep standing strong until North Korea stops threatening our country, our allies, or until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missiles once and for all".

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is well underway and once again North Korea is attempting to use the games for their ends.

Kim exhibited some discomfort, the Korea Herald said, and confided in Moon during the visit, which was greeted by cheery press coverage despite her role in a North Korean regime that tortures and kills its own citizens.

President Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, is scheduled to lead the American delegation at Sunday's closing ceremony.

Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae In said relations with the United States are "rock solid" and "as strong and robust as ever", as his administration gears up for a possible summit with the North Korean leader.

"Many in the USA media were quick to praise North Korea's attempts at diplomacy, but in reality they just fell for North Korea's charade", one senior Trump administration official told the Free Beacon. "The two sides attempted once to meet last time, and they confirmed each other's stance during that process", he said.

The White House announced Thursday that Trump, a senior adviser to her father President Trump, will lead the presidential delegation traveling to South Korea for Sunday's closing ceremony.

South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237 or 24 million yen) on Kim Yo Jong and her entourage during their three-day visit, a government official said on Thursday.

North Korea sent almost 500 people, including athletes, musicians and cheerleaders, to the PyeongChang Games and will send a 150-member delegation to the March 9-18 Paralympics.

"Kim Yo Jong's actions match those of her medieval predecessors".

Kim Yong Chol is in charge of inter-Korean affairs in the North.

Like her brother, she received her primary educated in Berne, Switzerland in the 90s, and later returned to North Korea to study computer science in Pyongyang.

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics was slated between February 9-25.

Months before the South hosted the North's delegation, its military contributed to Moon's efforts for detente, dropping the name of the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, from propaganda broadcasts blasted at the border between North and South. They met with Moon and urged the South Korean president to visit the North.

Instead of naming Kim Jong Un, the broadcasts have criticized the North's leadership in a more roundabout way, the aide added, with comments such as "Too much money being spent on missile launches is leading to difficulties for the people".

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