The nation's top diplomat held a phone meeting with his Chinese counterpart for the first time since taking office.
Wang Yi reaffirmed Chinese President Xi Jinping's will to visit South Korea as soon as the COVID-19 situation gets under control.
The minister congratulated Chung Eui-yong on his new assignment and invited him to visit China.
The duo also touched on ways to strengthen bilateral ties with the two countries set to mark 3 decades of diplomatic relations next year.
Other topics discussed include a regional cooperative initiative to fight pandemics, and denuclearization of the Peninsula.