President Moon Jae-in met with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at his office on Thursday.
During the courtesy call, Moon and Sherman are believed to have discussed strengthening the South Korea-U.S. alliance and advancing in the peace process involving North Korea's denuclearization.
Other possible topics are the allies' coordination in jointly tackling climate change and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sherman, who is on a tour of Asia this week, arrived in Seoul on Wednesday after a visit to Japan.
First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun and Sherman are scheduled to hold a strategic dialogue on Friday.