Sports world was staging a campaign on peace building efforts to surmount the attempts earlier made by diplomatic circles in South Korean soil.
In dispute are South Korea-controlled islands in the Sea of Japan that are also claimed by Japan.
The US, which only this week increased its sanctions on Pyongyang over the death in Malaysia of Mr Kim's brother, Kim Jong-nam, has said it is open to talking to North Korea but only if it commits to denuclearisation.
As in the Olympics, Russian athletes will not compete under the Russian flag, but instead as individuals and grouped under the term "neutral Paralympic athlete".
The South wanted a flag without the islands, but the North Korean delegation argued Thursday that it "does not accept the fact that Dokdo can not be marked due to political issues held in Korea", leading the International Paralympics Committee to decide that the two Koreas will march in individually.
"We wanted to have a moment of harmony for a peaceful Paralympics and Korean unity, but chose to respect each other's stance on the issue", the KPC said.
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He was given the Cheongryong Medal by South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a special ceremony at the Blue House.
The last time major global talks were held to persuade North Korea to disarm were the Six-Party Talks involving North and South Korea, the US, China Japan, and Russian Federation.
But the talks broke down in 2008 after failing to agree on how to verify the North's commitments, and in 2009 North Korea conducted its second nuclear weapons test.
GB will have snowboard interest at a Paralympics for the first time, after the sport's introduction four years ago, with James Barnes-Miller and Ben Moore in the upper-limb impairment classification and flagbearer Pick in the lower-limb classification. "The world is watching and waiting".
"May be false hope, but the United States is ready to go hard in either direction!"
Brian Mckeever of Canada competes to win his gold medal in the cross country men's 10km, free, visually impaired event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, March 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
"Being one of the first ever Paralympic snowboarders for GB is a huge deal for me because it's so important to see the sport I love represented at one of the biggest sporting events in the world".
"Of course, the participation of North Korea with two Nordic skiers is extremely significant and sends out a strong message of peace through sport", International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons said.