On Thursday, December 10, the representatives of Cuba and the United States held a new round of talks on the re-establishment of direct postal service between both countries. The Cuban delegation was headed by José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, Ambassador of Cuba to the United States; and the US delegation was headed by Lea Emerson, Executive Director for International Postal Affairs at the United States Postal Service.
Both delegations agreed to re-establish direct postal service between the two countries through the implementation of a Pilot Plan for the transportation of mail which will become effective within the next few weeks, with the hope of eventually institutionalizing it on a permanent basis in the future.
After more than five decades without this important service, the direct transportation of mail and postal packages between Cuba and the United States will be available to the citizens of both countries on a date to be announced further on, once the discussion of the technical, operational and safety aspects required for its implementation is completed.
During the meeting, the Cuban delegation set out examples evidencing the impact that the implementation of the US blockade has had on the transactions carried out by Grupo Empresarial Correos de Cuba.
The talks were held in a respectful, professional and constructive ambiance. / ACN.