South Korea announced Tuesday that a wartime 'comfort woman,' who has spoken widely of her suffering due to being forced to work in a wartime Japanese military brothel, had been invited to attend a state banquet for U.S. President Donald Trump.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office made the announcement before his talks in Seoul with Trump, who arrived earlier in the day from Tokyo as part of his five-nation Asian tour.

Inviting the 88-year-old Korean woman, Lee Yong-soo, to the banquet may complicate South Korea's relations with Japan, which could impact their joint efforts with the United States to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.