New South Korean president makes important appointments after swearing

New South Korean president makes important appointments after swearing

Moon told Xi that it would be easier to settle the missile-defense issue if North Korea wasn't engaging in provocations, the statement said.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called Moon Thursday to congratulate him on his electoral victory.

Nonetheless, aside from wanting to restore normal relations and trade with North Korea, Moon wants to have the same with China.

Moon has taken a more conciliatory line with North Korea than his conservative predecessors and advocates engagement.

How this squares with US President Donald Trump taking an aggressive approach to North Korea remains to be seen.

Moon said he also hopes to meet Xi at an early date and Xi formally invited Moon to visit Beijing, the statement said.

Meanwhile, Trump administration has all the options on table to force North Korea to curb its nuclear and ballistic missiles program.

Moon's pick for National Intelligence Service chief is Suh Hoon, a longtime intelligence official Moon said would be the right man to push reforms at NIS, which has always been accused of meddling in domestic politics.

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"I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and, if the conditions are right, to Pyongyang also".

In a sign of Washington's growing concern about the North, the Central Intelligence Agency announced Wednesday its establishment of an integrated "Korea Mission Center".

Moon, a liberal who favors dialogue with North Korea, won South Korea's elections on Wednesday, replacing impeached President Park Geun-hye.

"The U.S. -South Korea alliance is the foundation of our foreign policy, and will continue to be so".

Moon said in the televised speech that he will eliminate the culture of an authoritative president, pledging to talk with ordinary people and communicate with people at any time.

Moon has long said the next South Korean government should review the Thaad deployment and decide to allow it only after seeking China's understanding. During the 40-minute call, Xi stressed the importance of working together to achieve the common goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula - an aim dependent on resolving the thorny THAAD missile defense system issue. And with 41,4% the liberal politician claimed a landslide victory on Tuesday, promising to be "the President of all Koreans".

The Thaad missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week.

He and Mr Xi agreed to exchange special envoys soon, and Mr Moon said he also planned to send a delegation to Beijing to discuss the North Korean nuclear problem and the Thaad deployment, according to Mr Yoon. His spokesman called a USA decision to roll it out in the weeks before the election "very inappropriate", as it stripped the next government of the right to make its own decision on the system.

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