Date: 01/26/2009 Description: Flag of Cuba: five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white, five-pointed star in the center. © State Dept Photo

Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Havana
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet

Date: 01/27/2009 Description: Map of Cuba. State Dept Photo

The United States is represented in Cuba by the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The Office of Cuban Affairs, U.S. Department of State, in Washington, DC, jointly with the U.S. Embassy in Havana, formulates U.S. policy toward Cuba and provides an overview of Cuban political and economic conditions.

Together they are committed to upholding U.S. policy toward Cuba, which is focused on encouraging democratic and economic reforms, supporting the development of civil society in Cuba, promoting respect for human rights, and supporting the Cuban people. The U.S. Government continues to take steps to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future.