Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea president Moon Jae-in on Olympics trip

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

A senior administration official, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, said Ivanka Trump will dine with Moon at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday night. She has no plans to meet with North Korean officials, the official said.

Trump will fly commercially to South Korea, eschewing a government jet. Traveling with her as part of the U.S. delegation will be White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

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There are no plans for Ms. Trump to get into substantive discussions about the dispute over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile tests, the official said.

A "winter sports enthusiast," Ms. Trump will watch some of the Olympic competition on Saturday and Sunday in Pyeongchang, the official said.

"The purpose of the trip is to cheer on American athletes, reaffirm the U.S.-South Korea alliance and celebrate the successful Games," the official said.

Vice President Mike Pence attended the opening of the Olympics. U.S. officials said he had been scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute.

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Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Opening ceremony ? Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 9, 2018 - President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-Sook, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People?s Assembly of North Korea Kim Young Nam, Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Opening ceremony ? Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 9, 2018 - President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-Sook, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People?s Assembly of North Korea Kim Young Nam, Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Opening ceremony ? Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 9, 2018 - President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-Sook, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People?s Assembly of North Korea Kim Young Nam, Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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US Vice President Mike Pence (front L), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front R), North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (back 2nd L) and North Korea's Kim Jong Un;s sister Kim Yo Jong (back R) watch the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Patrick Semansky (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 9: President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, Karen Pence (wife of Karen Pence), Mike Pence, Vice-President of USA, above them President of North Korea Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong, sister of President of North Korea Kim Jong-un during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and North Korea's Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 9: President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, Karen Pence (wife of Karen Pence), Mike Pence, Vice-President of USA, above them President of North Korea Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong, sister of President of North Korea Kim Jong-un during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, Karen Pence (wife of Karen Pence), Mike Pence, Vice-President of USA, above them President of North Korea Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong, sister of President of North Korea Kim Jong-un during the opening ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (back left) watch on during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front R) sits beside US Vice President Mike Pence (front 2nd R) and Pence's wife Karen as they watch the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (back 2nd R) and North Korea's Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong (back R) at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Patrick Semansky (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Dignitaries including (bottom L to R) South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Moon's wife Kim Jung-Sook, US Vice President Mike Pence, Pence's wife Karen Pence, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (back 3rd R), North Korea's Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong (back 2nd R) and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's wife Elke Buedenbender (back R) attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Patrick Semansky (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Vice President Mike Pence, bottom right, speaks with second lady Karen Pence at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with behind Pence are Kim Yong Nam, second from top right, president of the Presidium of North Korean Parliament, and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Patrick Semansky - Pool /Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, stands alongside first lady Kim Jung-sook, U.S. second lady Karen Pence and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as the South Korean national anthem is played at the opening ceremony with top left Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of North Korean Parliament, and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Patrick Semansky - Pool /Getty Images)
Karen Pence, wife of US Vice President Mike Pence, (R), North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (C) and Kim Jung-Sook (L), the wife of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Karen Pence (front R), wife of US Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (top C), North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (top L), Kim Jung-Sook (front C), the wife of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (front L), attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Paul Simao and Jonathan Oatis)

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