US President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited South Korea’s new President to the White House, as the long-time allies try to forge a common strategy to tackle North Korea.
President Trump said that he looks forward to work with President Moon and invited him to visit Washington at an early date.
Trump congratulated Moon and the South Korean people on ‘his great election victory and their peaceful, democratic transition of power’.
Both leaders have agreed to strengthen the US-South Korea alliance and to deepen the enduring friendship between the two countries.
In a televised inaugural speech, Moon said that he will be on the move for peace on the Korean Peninsula, vowing to visit Pyongyang, under right conditions.
The new South Korean leader also vowed to sincerely consult with the US and China to resolve the issue on the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense system.