SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's new liberal president says he's willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened regional animosities in the wake of the North's first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch.

Moon Jae-in made the overture Thursday during a speech in Germany, where he was to attend the Group of 20 summit.

Moon also proposed the two Koreas resume reunions of Korean families separated by war and stop hostile activities along their heavily fortified border.

Since taking office in May, Moon has been trying to improve strained ties with North Korea, but his efforts has produced little progress with the North testing a series of newly developed missiles.

Moon says he'll use both dialogues and pressures to try to resolve the standoff over North Korea's weapons programs