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

Summary

The United States recognized the Republic of Djibouti on June 27, 1977, in a congratulatory message from President Jimmy Carter to President Hassan Gouled Aptidon.

Modern Flag of Djibouti

Modern Flag of Djibouti

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Djibouti’s Independence, 1977.

The United States recognized the Republic of Djibouti on June 27, 1977, in a congratulatory message from President Jimmy Carter to President Hassan Gouled Aptidon. The territory that became Djibouti previously had been under French sovereignty.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Djibouti, 1977.

Diplomatic relations were established on June 27, 1977, when the American Consulate General to the former French Territory of Afars and Issas became the American Embassy at Djibouti, with Walter S. Clarke as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

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

Resources

  • Djibouti in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index