Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, is home to more than 20 embassies representing various nations of the world that are in diplomatic relations with Zambia. Embassy delegations provide links between Zambia and the individual countries concerned. An embassy is headed by an ambassador.
Within the foreign host country, an embassy acts on behalf a particular country and head of state, along with that country's policies. The embassy and the corresponding governmental residence are the sovereign territory of the country they represent.
The ambassador directly represents his or her country's own head of state, carrying and seeking out business on their behalf. An ambassador is appointed by the president or prime minister of a country. This appointment has a huge role on the position of a country within th host country, and its embassy’s image. This is why only exemplary people that are best fitted for the job are selected to be ambassadors.
The ambassador has the responsibility of maintaining and improving relations with the host country, while acquiring key information and reporting back to the country he/she represents. Ambassadors also have the responsibility of protecting its country’s citizens abroad and offering information and help to them.
An embassy performs five major roles:
An embassy deals with many aspects of citizenship such as: