"He said, however, that what he's willing to do is not talk for talk's sake but for talks that produce an outcome", Hong added.
North Korea has called on South Korea to honour previous inter-Korean agreements on co-operation and reconciliation, which Seoul's unification ministry described as "not logical" given Pyongyang was testing weapons. However, Moon is now seeking a two-track policy of sanctions and dialogue.
During the talks, Abe also referred to a protest lodged Wednesday by Tokyo with Seoul after a South Korean research vessel was spotted operating in Japan's exclusive economic zone west of the Takeshima islets without obtaining Tokyo's consent, according to a Japanese government source.
Chinese State Councilor for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi made the remarks in a meeting with Lee Hae-chan, a visiting special envoy sent by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Hong delivered a letter from Moon, who took office last week, to Trump.
Lee said South Korean President Moon Jae-In had dispatched him to China to keep communications open between the two countries "at a critical time". Although he has sometimes criticized the THAAD deployment, Moon has not said he will remove it.
He said the countries will prepare for the summit so that it "serves as an opportunity for both leaders to develop their personal bond and friendship".
From that point on, it is unclear what would likely be the next step - but if President Trump did decide to fire back, Dr Schiller and Dr Wright said he could have land-based ICBMs in the air within five minutes, and submarine-based missiles in 15.
In the video, the group also takes shots at what Wang referred to as "vulgar behavior" within China, such as vandalism against South Korean-made Hyundai vehicles.
A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a music video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a USA missile defense system, as Beijing seeks to bring its state-supported cultural forces to bear in the global dispute. China accounts for the vast majority of North Korea's global trade. He called for bilateral working-level talks on this.
"The actions of North Korea are unacceptable to the world, really", the admiral said during discussions with Kishida.
Harris said North Korea's nuclear and missile tests showed that the country was a "liability for China not and asset", and for showed the need for Beijing to do more rein in its neighbour.
The newly-elected President's statement came as Pyongyang continues to press ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes. A separate summit could also be held the following month, Lee said. Moon pointed out that his visit comes early in his presidency as tensions have drastically escalated on the Korean peninsula due to North Korea's continuous provocations.
Yoon said Chung and Pottinger in their meeting reaffirmed that Seoul and Washington share a common goal in the "complete discarding" of North Korean nuclear weapons and will pursue "all methods, including sanctions and dialogue" to reach the goal.
The missile, which the North's media said can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, could reach the U.S. state of Hawaii if it was sacked on a normal trajectory, American experts warn.