It was the only documentation on the table on the North Korean side. Looking confident and relaxed, she had a brief meeting with South Korean officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, before being whisked away in a black limousine and catching the high-speed train to Pyeongchang. The Vice President was also quoted as saying "the point is, no pressure comes off until they are actually doing something that the alliance believes represents a meaningful step toward denuclearization". Warming ties between the Koreas could complicate Seoul's ties with Washington, which wants to maximize its pressures on Pyongyang.
The visual was important, a USA official said.
"If there is a message to be conveyed to South Korea or the USA, she is amply well positioned to convey it", he said.
Pence did not meet with the North Korean delegates, spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said.
North and South Korea played in the same team for the first time in the women's ice hockey competition but were resoundingly beaten 8-0 by Switzerland on day one of the Pyeongchang Games.
He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North. Pence also invited as his Olympics guest the father of US college student Otto Warmbier, who died after he was imprisoned by North Korea for stealing a propaganda poster.
It then described the North Korean dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong, as having "struck a chord with the public", and even termed her "North Korea's Ivanka Trump".
In addition to Moon and Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, the game was attended by Kim Yong Nam, North Korean titular head of state, and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
Moon replied: "Our meeting was precious".
"Is it really that different from speaking to someone from another region in South Korea?".
But North Korea's awful record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind.
Saturday's meeting follows a brief encounter between the two parties at the Opening Ceremony Friday, in which Moon twice shook hands with Kim Yo Jong. After the game, the entire group walked around to the Koreans' bench to greet them and pose for photos.
Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her brother in North Korea's formal and tightly controlled state propaganda.
One calligraphy expert described her as "positive, upbeat and very goal-oriented" based on the precisely angular, somewhat girlish script she left in the guest book at the South's presidential Blue House. "I hope the action came from sincerity for peace, not a fake gesture".
Kim's presence at the Olympics has presented people in South Korea and beyond with something new to know about North Korea. Almost 200 female members of the North Korean cheerleading regime - a handpicked group created to be an appealing propaganda arm of the ruling party - chanted and sang (and did the wave on several occasions) while other fans clapped along in between Switzerland's offensive barrages.
The differences are particularly challenging for women ice hockey players from the two Koreas who were asked just a few weeks ago to compete as one nation, the Canadian head coach of the joint team, Sarah Murray, told a news conference on Sunday.
Now, South Korea's allies must decide whether to stand back and allow Moon to pursue his policies of reconciliation, or put the screws back on to Pyongyang. But the move seemed to fall flat, as The Japan Times tells it.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis also denied rumblings that North Korea could drive a wedge in Washington and Seoul's relationship.
"Clearly it is too early to say. if that is going to have any traction once the Olympics are over", Mattis said.
Analysts say the North's Olympic diplomatic drive seeks to loosen worldwide sanctions against it and undermine the alliance between Seoul and Washington.
Just days into the 2018 Winter Olympics, it is clear that it will be remembered as much for political gymnastics as sporting prowess.