TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

New U.S., Cuba talks on mail 'fruitful'

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Reuters
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 9:27 p.m.
 

HAVANA — The United States and Cuba concluded on Monday their second round of talks aimed at re-establishing direct mail service between the two countries after a 50-year ban but left for later the most sensitive issue — Cuban planes landing on U.S. soil.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry said both sides had agreed to continue the talks in the near future and that it had emphasized “working out the transportation of mail by regular direct routes in both directions” was key to their successful conclusion.

Cuba said talks between the postal services of the two countries took place “in a respectful manner,” and the U.S. Interests Section said officials “described the discussions as fruitful.”

The U.S. delegation, led by Lea Emerson, postal service executive director for international postal services, was to tour Cuban mail facilities on Tuesday, the Interests Section said.

The countries do not have diplomatic relations but maintain lower-level missions in each other's capitals.

Direct mail service between the United States and Cuba has been suspended since 1963.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read World

  1. Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 50
  2. Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends
  3. Greek default drama plays out
  4. Smoking ban appears to be cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot
  5. Europeans swelter in rare heat
  6. Little hope of survivors in Indonesian plane crash
  7. Allentown firm ups security at Western Pa. facilities after France attack
  8. Suspected allies of beach gunman arrested in Tunisia
  9. Egyptian president plans tougher legal system in speech at burial of prosecutor
  10. Gunman rampages through Tunisian seaside resort killing at least 37
  11. Tourists recount terror on beach in Tunisia attack