Cuba and the United States sat down in Havana on Thursday for rare talks aimed at re-establishing direct mail service, which was suspended in 1963.
The United States delegation was led by Bisa Williams, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs. It was the first time that State Department officials had traveled to Cuba for talks since late 2002, said Gloria Berbena, a spokeswoman for the United States Interests Section, which Washington maintains in Cuba instead of an embassy.
Representatives of the United States Postal Service were also present. Ms. Berbena said the talks would be limited to mail service. Cuba’s government had no immediate comment, according to New York Times' report.