US Vice President Pence dismissed gave North Korea a cold shoulder during the opening ceremony at Winter Olympics on Friday in PyeongChang.
The opening ceremony marks the historical handshake among the two Koreas.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in were introduced by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach before shaking hands with each other and other world leaders.
The pair then sat down just a few seats away from Pence, but Pence and Kim Yo Jong did not interact nor appear to look at each other, says Fox News.
Earlier, at a VIP reception before the ceremony, Pence went around a table and shook hands with all the dignitaries except Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state.
Pence stood to cheer Team USA when they entered the stadium in PyeongChang, but left before the unified Korean team marched in, the New York Times reported.
Kim Yo Jong is the first member of Kim’s family to travel to South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War, according to the Associated Press.