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U.S., Cuba consider resuming postal services

The United States and Cuba recently held talks to re-establish direct postal services between the two nations.

The United States and Cuba held discussions in Miami last week to re-establish direct postal services between the two countries.

The delegations discussed technical, safety and operational aspects of direct mail service and are working toward implementation soon of a pilot program to carry mail between the two countries, with scheduled direct mail flights several times a week between Miami and Havana.

The U.S. delegation was led by International Postal Affairs Director Lea Emerson, while the Cuban delegation was led by Cuban Ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez.

“The U.S. Postal Service is pleased to participate in the historic direct transportation of mail service to Cuba beginning this month,” USPS said in a statement, which also noted that mail-related details are still being finalized.

Direct mail service was canceled between the United States and Cuba in 1963.

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