Ambassador José R. Cabañas, Ph.D.

Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the United States

Ambassador José R. Cabañas is a veteran diplomat who served as the Chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC, since 2012. Ambassador Cabañas is a career diplomat trained in Havana, Cuba. He served as Vice Minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba and has occupied various high level posts in several countries. He also served as the Director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Resident Abroad Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba. He joined the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984 and moved to the North America Division two years later. He holds a B.A. in International Political Science from the Institute of International Relations Raúl Roa García in Havana.