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

Summary

The United States recognized Kyrgyzstan’s independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Modern Flag of Kyrgyzstan

Modern Flag of Kyrgyzstan

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Kyrgyzstan, 1991.

The United States recognized Kyrgyzstan’s independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan previously had been a constituent republic of the USSR.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1991.

Diplomatic relations were established on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Establishment of the American Embassy in Bishkek, 2004.

The American Embassy in Bishkek was established on February 1, 1992, with Edmund McWilliams as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

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