SEOUL-- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will soon hold telephone discussions over ways to deal with the provocative North Korea, an official from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Monday.
"(President Moon) and President Trump are soon expected to hold telephone talks. The sides are now working to arrange the conversation," the official told reporters, while speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official said the exact time of the conversation has not yet been fixed, but that it will likely be after the South Korean leader returns from his ongoing break.
Moon is on a five-day vacation that will likely end Sunday.
The Moon-Trump talks, if held, will follow North Korea's latest missile launch Friday that is believed to have involved an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The South Korean president is also expected to hold telephone talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to the Cheong Wa Dae official.
"The Japanese filed a request with our foreign ministry yesterday for talks between the countries' leaders, and we plan to set a date for such discussions in the near future," the official said.
Source: Yonhap News Agency