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

Summary

The United States recognized Ghana on March 6, 1957, when the Department of State issued a press statement to that effect.

Modern Flag of Ghana

Modern Flag of Ghana

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Ghanaian Independence, 1957.

The United States recognized Ghana on March 6, 1957, when the Department of State issued a press statement to that effect. On that date, Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, was proclaimed independent from the British Empire.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Ghana, 1957.

Diplomatic relations and the American Embassy in Ghana were established on March 6, 1957, when the Consulate General at Accra was elevated to Embassy status, with Consul General Donald W. Lamm as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

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

Resources

  • Ghana in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index