Cuba will hold the 4th Conference on Nation and Emigration on November 18th and 19th in Havana, to be attended by some 440 Cubans residing abroad.
A significant number of people who did not participate in the previous dialogues will attend the event on this occasion, as well as a large number of Cubans who have both the Cuban citizenship and that from elsewhere as a result of the modification of the Constitution, which now recognizes effective citizenship.
This is a treatment that a State assumes with individuals who have more than one citizenship, and implies the non-deprivation of the Cuban citizenship due to acquiring another one or others.
The attendees to the event will discuss Cuba’s ties with its citizens abroad and the perspectives of the relationship.
Migration issues and others related to culture and identity, economic development and investments will also be addressed with the participation of Cubans in the socioeconomic processes taking place in Cuba.
Cuba advocates the strengthening of ties with its citizens residing abroad in order to defend its sovereignty, and promotes policies that stimulate greater participation of these citizens in the processes of cultural and socio-economic development that take place in Cuba. As a result of these efforts, extensive ties have been forged between Cuba and its citizens outside the country in recent years.
Since July 1st, 2023, measures such as the reduction of the consular fee associated with the passport application, the elimination of the extension of the said document and the extension of the validity of ordinary Cuban passports from six to 10 years came into force.
The 4th Conference coincides with the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the first of these conferences, which occurred in 1978, and the second Cuba va Conmigo cultural festival, with the participation of dozens of Cuban artists and intellectuals residing abroad.