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Central African Republic

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

Summary

The United States recognized the Central African Republic on August 13, 1960, in a congratulatory message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Prime Minister David Dacko.

Modern Flag of the Central African Republic

Modern Flag of the Central African Republic

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Central African Republican Independence, 1960.

The United States recognized the Central African Republic on August 13, 1960, in a congratulatory message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Prime Minister David Dacko. On that date, the independence of the Central African Republic from French Equatorial Africa was proclaimed.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1960.

Diplomatic relations were established on August 13, 1960, when the American Consul at Brazzaville, Alan W. Lukens, presented his letter of credence as Charge d’Affaires.

Establishment of the American Embassy in the Central African Republic, 1961.

Embassy Bangui was established on February 10, 1961, with Alan W. Lukens as resident Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

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