During an hour-long phone call, South Korea's Moon and Trump said they would continue cooperating to rein in North Korea, particularly ahead of a regular joint military drill set for late August, South Korean presidential office spokesman Park Su-hyun said.
They urged the North to immediately and fully comply with its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions.
"If there is a chance, I would tell him that we must have dialogue and that the North must stop the continuous provocations", South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha told reporters upon arrival in Manila. As an aide to President Roh Moo-hyun, Moon helped craft the so-called "Sunshine Policy", which called for an increase of engagement in the political and economic spheres.
It comes after a month of negotiations with China, the North's main trading partner and ally, to shore up their support for fresh punitive measures.
North Korea says it ICMBs are a legitimate means of defense.
"Optimists will see this non-binding agreement as a small step forward, allowing habits of cooperation to develop, despite differences", he said.
At the same forum a year ago, South Korea's former foreign minister Yun Byung-se also talked briefly with Ri.
The meetings in Manila, hosted by the Philippines, this year's holder of the ASEAN chair, took place on the eve of the ASEAN Regional Forum, an annual security meeting bringing together 27 countries. However, they're not expected to meet one-on-one.
Likewise, the ASEAN foreign ministers emphasized the importance of non-militarization and self-restraint in the conduct of all activities by claimants and all other states, including those mentioned in the Declaration of Conduct in the South China Sea that they said could further complicate the situation and escalate tensions in the region.
Weapons experts say both of the missiles might have been able to reach the mainland United States if they were fired properly rather than at a higher angle. The leaders of ASEAN countries feel that North Korea's actions could result in a war in the area, which would not be good for ASEAS nations. "And we will work out regional rules that we mutually agreed upon so as to open up a bright future for our future relations".
China's Foreign Minister Wan Yi (sixth from left) links arms with ASEAN foreign ministers and their representatives during the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the ASEAN-China Center in Manila yesterday.
"Sanctions are necessary but in no way the ultimate goal".
Tillerson said halting missile test launches, which have anxious neighbors South Korea and Japan, was a first step toward dialogue.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has defied worldwide pressure to accelerate his country's nuclear weapons capabilities, and boasted after the second intercontinental ballistic missile test that he could strike any target in the United States.
In a press briefing Sunday evening, Ando mentioned that Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and ASEAN country coordinator Brunei Darussalam, through its Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock Seng, "agreed to strengthen pressure on North Korea".