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

Summary

The United States recognized the Republic of Eritrea on April 27, 1993, when the American consulate at Asmara informed Eritrean authorities of this decision on the same date Eritrea declared its independence.

Modern Flag of Eritrea

Modern Flag of Eritrea

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Eritrean Independence, 1993.

The United States recognized the Republic of Eritrea on April 27, 1993, when the American consulate at Asmara informed Eritrean authorities of this decision on the same date Eritrea declared its independence. Eritrea previously had been under Ethiopian sovereignty.

Diplomatic Relations

U.S. Recognition of Eritrean Independence, 1993.

Diplomatic relations were established on June 11, 1993, when the American consulate at Asmara was raised to Embassy status with Joseph P. O'Neill as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

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

Resources

  • Eritrea in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index