In a meeting that could signify shifting tides between the U.S. and Cuba, Cuba’s foreign minister has met with Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at a U.N. forum on Haiti relief, the first public meeting of such high-level officials in years.

A spokesperson for the U.S. quickly declared that the countries weren’t in agreement on much in the chat, save the need to provide aid for the earthquake-devastated nation of Haiti.

The U.S. and Cuba have had no formal diplomatic connection since the Kennedy administration. –JCL

The BBC:

Cuba’s foreign minister has held a meeting with a senior US official in one of the highest-level contacts between the two countries for years.

US officials said the minister, Bruno Rodriguez, on Wednesday met Cheryl Mills, the chief of staff to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The talks were held at a UN forum on aid for quake-hit Haiti in New York.

A spokesman said the US did not agree “with Cuba on very much”, but they both agreed on the need for aid to Haiti.

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