President Moon Jae-in and his USA counterpart Donald Trump in a phone conversation Wednesday vowed to meet as early as possible to discuss North Korea and other pending issues.
Trump and Moon agreed to continue to work toward strengthening relations between the two countries.
"President Moon said the THAAD issue can be resolved when there is no further provocation by North Korea", Yoon said.
The state-run news agency Xinhua published commentary noting that Moon had previously questioned the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system, which the United States recently installed in South Korea to protect from incoming North Korean fire.
Moon, the son of refugees from North Korea, favors engagement and cooperation with North Korea.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited South Korea's new president to visit the White House after an election victory that could cause friction between the allies over how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat.
Lee's appointment requires parliamentary approval.
Moon met leaders of opposition parties before his simple swearing-in ceremony at parliament and promised to coordinate with them on national security.
North Korea argued that there would be no need for Washington to "beg or threaten" countries to implement the measures if the sanctions had a clear legal basis. I will also go to Beijing and Tokyo.
The North's state media have been running stories about the plot since last week.
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He has been cautious about the recent decision to deploy a controversial USA anti-missile system in South Korea.
VG: I think the staunch alliance between the USA and the Republic of Korea is expected to stay, but that doesn't mean the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system in ROK by the U.S. is the right decision.
But Moon also has to navigate a complex web of regional issues.
In a speech after he took the oath of office on Wednesday, Moon said he plans to eventually move out of the Blue House, which was seen as part of an attempt to be a more accessible leader.
Moon had a 40-minute conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, his spokesman Yoon Young-Chan told reporters, with the two agreeing denuclearising Pyongyang was a "common goal" between them.
During his call with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, the two leaders agreed that their countries must not let their hard history hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Moon's office said.
Beijing calls THAAD a threat to its security and has retaliated against some South Korean firms.
Moon has said the decision had been made hastily and his government should have the final say on whether to deploy it.
China bitterly opposes the deployment of the system, which it says will upset the strategic balance in the region, and during the campaign Mr Moon said he would review the system once he was elected.
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