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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, 1776-2008: Croatia

Summary

The United States recognized Croatia as an independent state on April 7, 1992, when the George H.W. Bush Administration announced the decision in a White House statement.

Modern Flag of Croatia

Modern Flag of Croatia

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Croatia, 1992.

The United States recognized Croatia as an independent state on April 7, 1992, when the George H.W. Bush Administration announced the decision in a White House statement. Croatia had been a constituent part of Yugoslavia.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1992.

Diplomatic relations were established on August 6, 1992, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision during remarks to the press.

Establishment of the American Embassy in Croatia, 1992.

The American Embassy in Zagreb was opened on August 25, 1992, with Ronald Nietzke as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Croatia
  • Department of State Country Information: Croatia

Resources

  • Croatia in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index