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

Summary

The United States recognized the Federation of Mali on June 20, 1960, in a congratulatory message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to President Modibo Keita.

Modern Flag of Mali

Modern Flag of Mali

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Mali’s Independence, 1960.

The United States recognized the Federation of Mali on June 20, 1960, in a congratulatory message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to President Modibo Keita. On that date, the Federation of Mali (composed of the Republic of Senegal and the Soudanese Republic) attained independence from French sovereignty.

Diplomatic Relations

U.S. Recognition of the Republic of Mali, 1960.

The United States recognized the Republic of Mali on September 24, 1960, when the American Consul at Bamako John Gunther Dean so informed the Malian government according to instructions from the Department of State. The Republic of Senegal had withdrawn from the Federation of Mali on August 20, 1960, and on September 22, 1960, the National Assembly of the Republic of Soudan legislated that it would become the Republic of Mali.

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in the Federation of Mali, 1960.

Diplomatic relations were established with the Federation of Mali on June 20, 1960, when the Consulate General at Dakar was elevated to Embassy status with Donald A. Dumont as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in the Republic of Mali, 1960.

Diplomatic relations were established with the new Republic of Mali on September 24, 1960, when the Consulate General at Bamako was elevated to Embassy status with John G. Dean as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim. On the same date, the American Embassy at Dakar was reaccredited to the independent Republic of Senegal, thereby formally ending diplomatic relations with the Federation of Mali.

Resources

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