HAVANA — Cuba's foreign minister met with a top U.S. State Department official to coordinate medical help for quake-ravaged Haiti, one of the highest-level encounters in years between the Cold War enemies, officials said Thursday.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Washington that Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Cheryl Mills, the chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, met Wednesday on the sidelines of a donor conference at the United Nations that raised $9.9 billion for Haiti.