Ambassadors represent the US government, or their country of origin, in place of the president or leader. Ambassadors are also known as diplomats, a more general term describing those that work in a foreign country while retaining citizenship in their home country. The foreign country, known to ambassadors as the ‘host nation’, serves as their base. From this base, they promote international relations on certain areas of government, such as trade, military involvement, and cultural relationships. Ambassadors have a wide range of responsibilities dealing with foreign relations. Each task is carried out in a diplomatic manner that’s made to meet the needs of the ambassador’s home country while keeping a positive relationship with that country.