Cuba's recently deceased former leader, Fidel Castro, was a divisive figure on the world stage. This much is shown by the differing statements put out by world leaders on news of his death. With praise and criticism flying around, which of the world's leaders will be flying to Cuba to pay their respects and which have said they will not?

The plans are now all in place for Castro's ashes to be on display for two days for the public to visit before a 900km journey from Havana to Santiago de Cuba – the city in which he grew up – where his remains will be buried.

In the UK, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will not attend, with Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan being sent in his stead. Theresa May will not be attending either.

Across the UK politics aisle, rumours that Jeremy Corbyn planned to attend ended up being untrue — he will now send Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry to the funeral.

The President of Ireland's Republican Sinn Féin party, Gerry Adams, has said that he will be flying to Cuba for the funeral. Irish President Michael Higgins will not be in attendance.

In the US, Republican politicians have been outspoken in their condemnation for anyone who might attend the funeral in a country that only recently started to cool ties with America. Senator Ted Cruz said, "let's not celebrate someone who has 60 years of blood on his hands." This was backed by Newt Gingrich, who said "under no circumstance" should any of the current administration go.

The White House came out on 29 November to say that no formal delegation would be sent to the island nation but that top aide, Benjamin Rhodes, would attend along with the US Chargé d'affaires in Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis.

Leader of the Russian Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, will lead a Russian delegation at the ceremony but Vladimir Putin will not be attending, the Mail reported. Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will also not be attending, the decision came after his remarks on the late Cuban leader attracted condemnation.

Japan's President Abe will not be attending, though House of Representatives member Keiji Furuya will be representing Japan. The chair of Vietnam's National Assembly will lead the socialist republic's delegation.

Along with three days of mourning, North Korea has sent a delegation to attend the memorial services. Kim Jong-Un reportedly sent a wreath to the Cuban Embassy.

South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, is considering sending a delegation to the funeral but has yet to officially announce anything.

In South America, Chile is sending a delegation led by the president of the Chilean Senate, Ricardo Lagos Weber, and the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Osvaldo Andrade.

On a more personal level, Castro's own sister, Juanita Castro has said she will not be attending the service. Juanita has lived in exile in Miami for decades after a family row in the 1960s.