North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Ban Ki-Moon.
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A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South's military said.
Moon said Kim visiting Seoul by the year's end may still be possible, but it would be up to Kim to decide.
In a statement issued after Mr Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, the White House said the two men would strive with Mr Kim "to see a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula".
Moon, who has facilitated a series of high-level talks between the United States and North Korea including the Trump-Kim summit, has met Kim three times this year.
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Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after almost a quarter century of unsuccessful efforts, and that the North and the world should not lose this opportunity.
"Given South Africa's experience of voluntarily abandoning its nuclear program for the sake of regional security, its denuclearization process can be a good model for North Korea", Moon was quoted as saying by spokesperson Yoon.
The South Korean government is optimistic over Kim's visit to Seoul, which he promised during the third inter-Korean summit in September in Pyongyang.
"We have a good relationship", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his return trip from the G-20 summit in Argentina, adding he would invite Kim to the USA "at some point", according to Reuters.
More than 30,000 North Koreans have fled to the South since the 1950-53 war on the peninsula ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.
"I think it will be absolutely imperative in this next summit that we come away with a plan for identifying all of the weapons in question, identifying all the development sites, allowing for inspections of the sites and the plan for dismantling nuclear weapons", Pence said.