Cuba and the United States agreed to resume the direct postal service during a new round of talks, says an official release issued by the Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex).
The text says that a Pilot Plan will be implemented in the next few weeks for that purpose, expected to become permanent in the future.
The talks, held in the United States in a respectful, professional and constructive atmosphere, were attended by Cuban Ambassador to the United States, Jose Remon Cabanas, and Executive Director of International Relations of the US Postal Service, Lea Emerson, states the document.
It adds that after more than five decades without having this important service available, the mutual sending of direct mail and packages by citizens from the two countries will be available on a date yet to be announced, when technical, operational and security details are complete for starting operation.
During the meeting, the Cuban delegation presented several examples that prove the damages that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington has caused to the Correos de Cuba Business Group’s transactions, says the official release.