Chargé d’Affaires Lianys Torres Rivera, Ambassador of Cuba
Lianys Torres Rivera is the first woman from Cuba to be named Chargé d’Affaires to the United States. Prior to her appointment in December 2020, she served as Cuba’s Ambassador to Viet Nam. From 2015 to 2017, she was part of the Cuban delegation who met with the US government authorities to discuss the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and the re-opening of embassies in both countries. She was also part of the Cuba-US Bilateral Commission, the Cuba-US Bilateral Economic Dialogue, and other Cuba-US bilateral dialogues on regulatory issues, human rights, traffic in persons, the establishment of direct postal services, renewable energy, and banking issues.