Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha got to work straight away after her appointment. to get ready for the upcoming Seoul-Washington summit scheduled later this month.
As she entered the ministry on Sunday, Kang told reporters she feels the urgency of preparing for Presidents Moon and Trump's first face-to-face meeting.
She remained tight-lipped on other questions, but a ministry official said she convened a meeting with senior officials and was also be briefed on response measures against North Korea's nuclear threats.
Kang's inauguration ceremony will be held on Monday.