After the first official discussions between the US and North Korea since President Obama took office, the DPRK's foreign ministry has released a statement saying that it will "co-operate" with the United States.
US Special Envoy Stephen Bosworth had visited the country for 3 days. He met with several top officials, but did not meet leader Kim Jong-Il.
North Korea walked away from the Six Party Talks earlier this year, but in October said to China it could return.
Bosworth will now travel to Tokyo, Beijing, and Moscow to discuss his progress with leaders there.
Source: BBC News, "North Korea agrees to nuclear "co-operation" with US," December 10, 2009, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8407299.stm