North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and enrichment activities at the Yongbyon nuclear facility in exchange for food aid from the United States, CNN reported.
The United States has agreed to ship 240,000 metric tons of nutritional assistance to North Korea in exchange for ceasing nuclear activities.
The aid will be closely monitored to make sure it is going to people in need, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
The steps to cease nuclear activities show that North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un is willing to interact with leaders from the United States, the New York Times reported.
Leaders from the country have agreed to stop activities in the past and have backed out.
The United States will only continue to supply aid if the talks proceed and gain momentum.