Some Japanese officials also have concerns about the prospects of Moon questioning security cooperation amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile development.
"If necessary, I will fly to Washington right away. I will also visit Beijing and Tokyo and even Pyongyang under the right circumstances". The "Comprehensive Engagement Policy towards North Korea" was announced in 1998.
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.
To what extent has the conflict with North Korea affected the election result?
It might be North Korea, which sees Moon as an advocate of a softer approach to ridding the North of nuclear weapons.
Moon's first schedule as president was expected to be a morning visit to the National Cemetery in the central city of Daejeon, where the country's independence fighters and war heroes are buried.
Moon praised Modi for his leadership, saying India was becoming a global leader on various worldwide issues, including North Korea's nuclear ambitions. "He really looks like a true people's president". The sun gently warms the traveler and succeeds, the moral of the fable being that gentle persuasion works better than force.
Park Nam-Seo, the chief executive of Combase, a South Korean manufacturer of printer cartridges, said the "change in administration has given our companies great hope". South Koreans don't know whether Mr. Trump realizes just how vulnerable their country is to attack.
"President Moon held his first telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Modi since his inauguration". "Today we open a new era for the Republic of Korea". "The effect of these worldwide allied naval forces is to pressure North Korea to abandon its self-destructive drive for ever more powerful nuclear weapons atop long-range missiles capable of reaching North America, "Forbes wrote".
"The Washington-Seoul alliance may get dicey because of their fundamentally divergent approaches toward North Korea, but it will depend heavily on the two leaders' initial contact and how they manage their differences", Kim said.
"We can't deny that the ruler of the North Korean people is Kim Jong Un", he said in March.
But reviving inter-Korean cooperation will be hard, analysts say. It has conducted its fifth nuclear test and a series of missile launches since the start of past year, ratcheting up tension. This is a big deal in South Korea, which has a long history of military coups, bloodily suppressed democracy movements and dictatorships.
In recent months the Trump administration has suggested a military option is on the table, escalating fears of conflict - although the U.S. president changed tone last week, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's young ruler, Kim Jong-Un.
A separate statement from Moon's Democratic Party said he was briefed on the status of the North Korean military and South Korea's military readiness.
Lee pointed out that Trump has demonstrated no uniform policy towards North Korea.
"I will do everything I can for peace on the Korean Peninsula ..."