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Cuban embassies around the world

Apr 29 , 2024

From their origins, embassies have evolved as a form of cooperation between nations, a way of bringing countries together through representation in another country. To this end, one of the cornerstones of international relations over the years has been the maintenance of diplomatic missions. In this article we will try to explain what the work of the Cuban embassy in the world consists of.

The Cuban Embassy is built on this principle and with the intention of bringing Cuba to a large number of territories, guaranteeing the proper functioning of relations of exchange and economic and cultural enrichment between peoples.

Cuba has a total of 113 embassies and 20 consulates around the world, as well as other types of diplomatic representations linked to sectors such as culture and health.

What does the Cuban Embassy do?

The function of an embassy varies according to the shared interests of the host country and the country placing its diplomatic mission there.

There are universal functions of these missions. However, each country defines the goals of its diplomatic missions. The purpose of this strategic planning is to ensure effective work in bringing nations closer together.

The principles of any embassy are to protect the citizens of the host country, to provide a positive image of the country to the international community, and to promote exchanges, business and political agreements, are just some of the functions of Cuban embassies.

Embassy of Cuba: duties

The functions performed by Cuban embassies abroad are summarized below:

Diplomatic Headquarters

Embassies have the basic mission of representing the Cuban government abroad. The leaders of this mission are responsible for the representation of Cuba’s interests in the host country, as well as for the good development of relations.

Consular services

Providing the services that Cuban citizens may need abroad is the primary mission of the Cuban Embassy, which is responsible for protecting the rights of Cubans in situations of legal or life insecurity. Among the services provided by the Cuban Embassy are: issuing passports and visas, renewing identity documents.

Cultural and academic exchange

Cuban embassies are centers for the promotion of the island’s culture, and one of their tasks is to organize and often host academic and cultural events designed to strengthen ties between the two peoples and bring Cuban expatriates or officials closer to their culture, even when they are far away.

Negotiation and Collaboration

Negotiating trade and cooperation agreements in various sectors is the job of Cuban embassies, as is defending the island’s interests in international meetings of all kinds.

Helping to Protect Cuban Interests

Cuban embassies look after Cuban interests in the host country, which means being aware of the host country’s policies that may affect Cuba or Cuban migrants in its territory.

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