U.S., Cuba begin historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties - World

January 22, 2015 7:00 PM

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HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba held historic discussions on restoring diplomatic relations on Thursday, aiming to reach agreement on the opening of embassies in each other's countries as a step towards ending five decades of bitterness.

The first session of the meeting, led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson and Josefina Vidal, director of U.S. affairs at the Cuban foreign ministry, focussed on technical issues related to reestablishing diplomatic ties.

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