Kim Jong Un's sister shakes hands with South Korea's president at Olympics opening ceremony

PHOTO: Kim Yo-Jong shakes hands with President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9, 2018 PlayMatthias Hangst/Getty Images
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After arriving in South Korea with a high-level delegation, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly shook hands with the neighboring nation's president during tonight's opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korea's supreme leader, is heading up North Korea's government delegation of 22 high officials to the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. They arrived in South Korea earlier today ahead of the opening ceremony with all the fanfare of a celebrity entourage. The arrival was broadcast live on South Korean TV.

Kim Yo Jong, center, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The Associated Press
Kim Yo Jong, center, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

The high-level delegation from North Korea flew over the western sea toward rival South Korea in a private plane owned by Kim Jong Un. The white jet landed on the runway of Incheon International Airport, and was shortly moved to a separate mooring, according to Korean news outlet KyungHyang Sinmun.

PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrives at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, Feb. 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. Patrick Semansky/Getty Images
Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrives at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, Feb. 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

Kim Yo Jong walked out of the plane, officially becoming the first person from the Kim Dynasty to step on South Korean lands since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Broadcasters displayed the three-hour journey of the North’s high-level delegation from their arrival in the airport to the Jinbu train station near Pyeongchang. After a conversation with senior officials from the Unification Ministry, the delegation hopped on a train to go to Pyeongchang where the "peaceful Olympics" officially kicked off tonight.

PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and wife Kim Jung-sook, North Koreas Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong wave at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea Feb. 9, 2018. Yonhap/REUTERS
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and wife Kim Jung-sook, North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong wave at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea Feb. 9, 2018.

South Korean broadcaster YTN showed pictures of Kim Yo Jong smiling and talking to the South’s unification minister. Kim Yo Jong, who is also known to be the propaganda director for North Korea's ruling Worker’s Party, was caught on camera smiling throughout her trip today.

Delegates from the two Koreas reportedly exchanged pleasantries on the weather.

PHOTO: Kim Yo-Jong shakes hands with President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9, 2018 Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Kim Yo-Jong shakes hands with President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9, 2018

After being introduced at the Olympics opening ceremony tonight, South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with world leaders in his box at at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. He turned around and publicly shook the hand of Kim Yo Jong in a historic moment for the Koreas.

Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sat just feet away from Kim Yo Jong in the box, but did not interact with the North Korean leader's sister.

Pence also missed an opportunity to greet another North Korean leader, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s assembly.

Both Kim Yong Nam and the U.S. vice president were at a reception hosted by Moon Jae-in,where Pence greeted heads of state and other world leaders.

Pence’s office confirmed that while the vice president and Kim Yong Nam may have been at the reception room at the same time, they did not come across each other.

PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence, Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, North Koreas ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (back L) and Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong watch the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Feb. 9, 2018.Patrick Semansky/AFP/Getty Images
Vice President Mike Pence, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (back L) and Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong watch the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Feb. 9, 2018.

Kim Yo Jong is scheduled to have a luncheon with the South's president on Saturday. Details regarding the luncheon have not yet been publicly revealed.

Speculation has emerged within Seoul that additional meetings between the two high-profile figures could be possible during the remainder of the Olympic Games, according to South Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.

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