"This is an issue that must be considered, and that South Korea and the U.S. must work closely on". "And yet, a discussion is necessary if there is a need for the Korea-U.S. FTA to improve for a more mutually beneficial relationship".
Moon supports both sanctions and dialogue leading to a suspension or freeze of North Korea's nuclear development.
The reclusive state claimed in May the NIS, along with intelligence agents from the USA, had been planning to kill North Korea's Supreme Leader, who is protected from even the slightest insult in his homeland.
Donald Trump is likely to host South Korean President on June 29 and 30. "The United States does not have any good options when it comes to North Korea".
Moon, a liberal who took office last month after his conservative predecessor was impeached on corruption charges, is a strong proponent of engagement with Pyongyang. Moon campaigned on taking a more conciliatory tone in dealing with North Korea and earlier this month officially suspended deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or Thaad.
Addressing U.S. business leaders on Wednesday, Moon called for further expansion of job-creating economic ties between the allies, which adopted a free trade agreement in 2012. In fact, South Korea has spent an "enormous amount of money to help host US troops in their country including through things like. the new base, south of Seoul, which 92 percent of that cost was shouldered by South Korea".
The Ohio native died in his hometown after more than a year in North Korea custody, and Trump described the circumstances of his death a "disgrace". Moon will speak at the chamber on Wednesday evening.
The Trump administration calls North Korea's growing weapons capabilities its top foreign policy priority - and will try to make more headway on the issue with its partner, South Korea, which relies on some 28,000 USA troops for defense.
"If the Moon administration is too eager to engage North Korea or the Trump administration is too reticent, then the partnership will sort of fall apart,"Mount said".
The careful planning included measures to cover any trace of Seoul's hands in such operations, as any change in North Korean leadership that had an inkling of South Korean involvement could result in military retaliation.
The U.S. and South Korea want to show they are on the same page as concern deepens over North Korea's technological progress toward a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental U.S., and its lack of interest in negotiations aimed at dismantling its atomic arsenal.
"I think the trade is well balanced between the two countries through the deal struck during the Roh administration, and a subsequent revision based on a renegotiation", Moon said.
While sanctions may come up in talks between Trump and Moon, others hope the summit could be an opportunity for both leaders.