North Korea (search) said Saturday it would rejoin six-nation nuclear arms talks in July, ending a more than yearlong boycott.

The announcement came after North Korean and U.S. envoys held a previously unannounced meeting in Beijing (search).

The six-nation talks will resume July 25, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said. The talks involve the two Koreas, the United States, Japan, China and Russia (search).