Wednesday, September 16, 2009
U.S.-Cuba postal talks seen as test for future ties. Reuter.
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:29pm EDT
"This is a test of whether the U.S. and Cuba can deal with each other at all,"Dan Erikson at the Inter-American Dialogue think tank in Washington told Reuters. "If the two sides can't deliver the mail, then all bets are off in terms of improving other aspects of the relationship."
"These are really exploratory talks and they are very technical in nature ... We see it as a potential avenue for improving the communication between our two countries," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said in Washington.
"We hope the talks will lead to consistent use of direct mail transportation between the U.S. and Cuba," he said.