Countries

Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Summary

The United States recognized the Republic of the Ivory Coast on August 7, 1960, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a letter to that effect to Prime Minster Felix Houphouet-Boigny.

Modern Flag of Cote D'Ivoire

Modern Flag of Cote D'Ivoire

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of the Ivory Coast, 1960.

The United States recognized the Republic of the Ivory Coast on August 7, 1960, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a letter to that effect to Prime Minister Felix Houphouet-Boigny. The area that became the Ivory Coast on that same date previously had been under French sovereignty. The state’s name changed from Ivory Coast to Cote d'Ivoire in 1986.

Diplomatic Relations

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

Diplomatic relations were established on August 7, 1960, when the American consulate at Abidjan was elevated to Embassy status with former consul Donald R. Norland as Charge d’Affaires.

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