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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Cameroon

Summary

The United States recognized the Republic of Cameroon on January 1, 1960, when U.S. Consul General at Yaounde Bolard More notified Cameroon authorities that the post was being elevated to an Embassy.

Modern Flag of Cameroon

Modern Flag of Cameroon

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Cameroon, 1960.

The United States recognized the Republic of Cameroon on January 1, 1960, when U.S. Consul General at Yaounde Bolard More notified Cameroon authorities that the post was being elevated to an Embassy. On that same date, the United Nations ended the Trusteeship over Cameroon that had been administered by France.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Cameroon, 1960.

Diplomatic relations and the American Embassy in Cameroon were established on January 1, 1960, when the Consulate General at Yaounde was elevated to Embassy status, with Bolard More as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

  • CIA World Factbook: Cameroon
  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Cameroon
  • Department of State Country Information: Cameroon
  • Langer, William L. An Encyclopedia of World History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968.

Resources

  • Cameroon in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index